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The Australian Lightning Ridge black opal has long been regarded as the best in the world, and here is a magnificent solid Lightning Ridge black opal and diamond necklace that exemplifies and showcases why the black opal is so prized. This magnificent necklace dates from the Art Deco era of the 1920's and is so refined and is the epitome of class and elegance that Art Deco jewellery is knows for. Hand made in 18 carat gold and platinum, at the top is a charming bow that is set with three European cut diamonds running down the centre and then is further highlighted with eighteen rose cut diamonds set on each side. The detail in the bow is so beautiful and then below the opal is a further European cut diamond to add that extra element of charm. All of these diamonds come together to total 0.65 carats and they showcase not only the bow design, but highlight the magnificent heart shape opal. The quality of this opal is just superb and measures 1.96 carats and shows why the Lightning Ridge opal has always been regarded as the best opal in the world. The colours that this opal displays is just amazing, from a deep blue-green colour, all the way to amazing flashes of orange and red that will take your breath away. The bow section measures 22mm across by 25mm from the top to the lower diamond below the opal, and laid out from end to end, the necklace measures 45cm in length. This necklace sits perfectly around the neck, and no matter the occasion or time of day or night that it is worn, one thing is certain - it will always be loved and admired and commented on for its true beauty and elegance. Stock# ES9228 Circa: 1920 $18,500
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Jewellery from the Art Deco era of the 1920's is still as popular today as all those years ago, and the Australian Lightning Ridge black opal is still considered as the best in the world, and when these two combine such as in this magnificent Art Deco opal and diamond pendant, you get something that is just exquisite. Beautifully hand made in platinum and 18ct gold, the attention to detail in this pendant is just incredible and highlights the quality of craftsmanship that went into making jewellery in the Art Deco era and why it has remained so popular over the years. This pendant is not simply displaying an incredible opal and set with diamonds, rather the design of the cluster around the opal and the way it leads up with the open work scroll design is just so beautiful and elegant. In total there are 21 diamonds with a total weight of 3.77 carats which makes this pendant sparkle magnificently even from afar and then looking closely the diamonds have been millgrain set which can be seen as the elegant crimping around the edge of the setting which was popular and often seen in Art Deco jewellery. The quality and craftsmanship of the setting is just so fine and exquisite and up there with the finest of work. And then there is the magnificent solid black opal that is just superb and the finest of quality. The amount of colours in this opal shows just why the Australian Lightning Ridge black opal is truly the best of the best. Measuring 1.33 carats, the quality of this opal compliments the quality of the diamonds so well and really makes this pendant stand out. The pendant itself measures 16mm wide at the bottom by 35.8mm to the top diamond where the platinum chain is attached and laid out from end to end the chain measures 45cm allowing the pendant to sit perfectly on the neckline and always be admired. This Art Deco opal and diamond pendant is certainly up there with the best of the best and one that is just spectacular. Stock# T401 Circa: 1920 $Sold.