HARDY BROS Art Nouveau Opal & Diamond Crescent Pin
A breathtaking opal and diamond crescent pin from the Art Nouveau (ca1900) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, this exquisite crescent moon piece adorns 7 vibrant opals which alternate with rows of 16 old Mine Cut diamonds. The opals and diamonds graduate in size with the largest of both set in the center of the moon. The opals have exceptional color and brilliance which is perfectly complimented by the sparkling diamonds. All of the stones are prong set within the yellow gold setting and the overall approximate diamond weight of the pin is 3ctw, with H-I color range and VS clarity range. The piece came from the esteemed Australian jewelry house Hardy Brothers and comes in the original, custom made box. A real beauty, the piece has some of the most beautiful opals we have ever seen. It's a stunning pin and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The crescent moon measures 1 1/2" tall, a little less than 1 1/2" at the widest point and has a depth of a little more than 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the crescent pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and all of the diamonds and opals are intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.