Here is an exceptional antique boulder opal necklace that looks as beautiful today as when it was made.
Boulder opals were first discovered in 1869 and have the very distinct and beautiful appearance of having their solid ironstone host material either set behind the opal or amazingly running through the opal as can be seen here in these one set into the necklace.
Made in the early 1900's in 9 carat gold, the necklace is set with five boulder opals that lead down to the centre where there is a further boulder opal suspended from the bottom.
The spectral colours are so beautiful to admire and showcase why boulder opals are so highly prized and desired, and day or night there is no doubt that it will always be admired.
And it is not just the opals that are amazing as the setting itself is so beautiful to see. The elegant setting is so beautiful and adds so much charm and character to the necklace.
Laid out from end to end, the necklace measures 43cm in length and from one end opal across to the other side, this distance measures 14.9cm with the drop itself measuring 4.5cm in length.
Sitting perfectly on the neckline, this antique boulder opal necklace is one that is destined to always get the attention that it rightly deserves.
Antique boulder opal necklace made in the early 1900's
Boulder opals were first discovered in Queensland in 1869 and have the distinct appeal of having the host iron stone behind or running through the opal creating a truly amazing and unique opal.
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