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Art Deco Lightning Ridge black opal and diamond necklace


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



Art Deco Lightning Ridge black opal and diamond necklace

This necklace dates from the Art Deco period of the 1920's. Hand made in 18 carat gold and platinum it is set with European cut diamonds and the earlier rose cut diamonds. In the centre sits a beautiful heart shaped solid Lightning Ridge black opal that shows the complete spectrum of colour.

Australia produces approximately 90 to 95% of the worlds opals and is regarded as the home of the finest opals in the world. And the best of the best opals are the coveted Australian Lightning Ridge black opal. These highly prized and sought after opals often display a quite amazing and intense range of colours from dark blue and green to the amazing orange and red colours that make them so amazingly beautiful to admire.


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