Late Edwardian Black Opal and Diamond Pendant / Brooch


This massive and mesmerizing black opal comes from the historic Lightning Ridge opal mine in Australia. Filled with a dazzling array of electric blues and neon greens, this breathtaking black opal cabochon is crowned by a looping diamond set decoration that gracefully transitions into slender diamond set rays. Dating to the first quarter of the 20th century, this exquisite pendant / brooch has been expertly crafted in platinum and 14k gold and packs approximately 3.85 carats of European-cut, old mine-cut, single-cut and full-cut diamonds. A rare and wonderful jewel.

Weight: 22.5 grams

Measurements: 47 x 38 mm wide

Metal: 14K and platinum

Opal: 29.57 x 20.94 x 9.54 mm, Natural, no indications of treatment, fine shallow fissures throughout due to crazing, Lightning Ridge, Australia. Accompanied by a certificate from Stone Group Laboratories #191002A-JEB

Diamonds: approximately 3.85 carats of diamonds, VS2 - SI2 range in clarity, G-H range in color