Edwardian Black Opal Pendant
in Yellow Gold

Cabochon Opal Drop Pendant, with Diamond Detail

£ 18,500
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A sensational platinum, 18ct yellow gold, black opal and diamond pendant from the Edwardian period. This breathtakingly simple pendant showcases two superb, hypnotic, black opals (13.65ct) that enthral with flashes of electric blue and green. A magnificent claw set pear cut example (12.05ct) takes centre stage, and has been delicately suspended from a small oval example (1.6ct). A sparkling brilliant diamond defines the space between both opals, and offers a romantic sparkle with a delicate millegrain surround. Largely found in Lightning Ridge (Australia), black opals that display intense flashes of colour are hugely sought after. This alluring gemstone is traditionally seen as the birthstone for October, and has been revered for thousands of years. In Ancient Rome, the magic opal or “opalus” was sought after amongst the wealthy elite as it symbolised hope and love. The Edwardians were particularly fond of this magical gemstone, which signified protection, loyalty and faithfulness. The Edwardian period only lasted for nine years (1901-1910), but it was an incredibly important era for jewellery design. Hugely intricate pieces, showcasing the very best diamonds and gemstones, were worn with elaborate fashions from the most famous French couture houses. Driven by the explosion of court life, steered by the fashion conscious King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, this was a truly special time.

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  • Material: 18CT Yellow Gold & Platinum
  • Principal Stone: Opal Black
  • i Princip Stone Weight: 12.05
  • Secondary Stone: Diamond
  • i Total Weight: 13.65
  • Age: 1901 - 1910 (Edwardian)
  • Chain Length: 42cm
  • Clasp Type: Lobster
  • Item Code: 1554096

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