Late Victorian 14kt/Platinum Opal & Diamond Pendant
A beautiful opal and diamond pendant from the Late Victorian (ca1900) period! Originally an antique stick pin, the head of the pin has now been converted into a lovely and delicate pendant. Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, the pendant features an alluring opal cabochon that rests below a sparkling mine cut diamond. Both stones rest in open backed bezel settings, the diamond set in platinum, the opal in gold. The natural opal is simply magnificent, displaying a lively range of iridescent colors in shades of blue, green, violet, and orange. The colors flash in the light and are quite radiant when viewed in person! A hidden split bail rests behind the diamond, perfect for hanging the piece from a fine gold chain. Perfect for any opal lover, this gorgeous pendant would look wonderful worn day or night.
Measurements: The pendant hangs 1/2" long, measures 5/16" at the widest point, and is 3/16" at the thickest point (the belly of the opal).
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold and platinum setting or hidden bail. The opal and diamond are both intact and securely set.