Vintage Boulder Opal Sapphire & Diamond Pendant

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An exceptional, stunning, fine and impressive vintage boulder opal, 1.52 carat sapphire and 1.28 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold pendant with a 14 karat yellow gold snake chain; part of our diverse vintage jewelry and estate jewelry collections

This exceptional and stunning boulder opal pendant has been crafted in 18k yellow gold.

The German-made pendant has an oval form displaying a stunning central cabochon cut boulder opal encircled by a stepped plain 18k yellow gold frame.

The feature stone is encircled by eleven individually claw / prong set modern brilliant round cut diamonds.

The pendant is surmounted with an impressive 1.52ct oval mixed cut purple sapphire.

The pendant is suspended from a 14k yellow gold snake chain via an integrated, hallmarked ring loop attachment which is accented with a bezel set modern brilliant round cut diamond.

The chain can be worn at two different lengths, 60.93cm/24" and 71.12cm/24".

The pendant suspension loop is hallmarked to the reverse with the 18k gold fineness mark 780 and maker's mark (LLC), and the substantial chain with the 14k gold fineness mark (.585)

This stunning boulder opal pendant is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.

NOTE *Boulder opals are the second most valuable type of opal (following black opal). Boulder opals are easily distinguished by their layer of solid brown ironstone left on the back of the stone. Boulder opals, as the name suggests, are mined from large ironstone boulders under the ground. Thin veins of colorful opal forms in cracks and fissures in these boulders. Because these veins of color are so thin, opal cutters need to leave the ironstone on the back of the opal to form a full sized stone. The thin layer of opal in boulder opals can display any color of the spectrum resulting in a unique iridescence.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

Sapphire Quality

Color Purple
Cut Oval mixed
Content (total) 1.52 carats

Diamond Quality

Color (average grades) J
Clarity (average grades) P1
Cut Modern brilliant round
Content (total) 1.28 carats

Dimensions

Length of drop 4.7cm/1.85"
Width of pendant 3cm/1.18"
Chain length 6.96cm/24" or 71.13cm/28"

Total Weight

32.7grams

Origin: Germany, Europe
Date: Circa 1970

Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of vintage jewelry/estate jewelry.

AC Silver item Ref. SKU: A4556

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    Germany
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1970
  • Condition
    Excellent. The pendant is exceptional quality, set with a stunning boulder opal cabochon, a purple sapphire and diamonds. The pendant is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition with clear hallmarks..
  • Dimensions
    1.18 in. W x 28 in. L
    3 cm W x 71 cm L
  • Length
    28 in. (71 cm)
  • Weight
    2.8ct
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU12821347383
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 8 hours

Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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