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Lot 184 of 403



Lot 184: An Antique Opal, Demantoid Garnet, Diamond and Platinum Pendant, circa 1910


Hammer Price
$8,000 CAN


Set with a fine elongated oval opal measuring 35.5 mm by 14.7 mm by 10.4 mm, framed by old European-cut diamonds and a quartet of demantoid garnets, mounted in platinum, with fitted box

Dimensions: 49 x 23 mm
Weight: 11.5 grams
Opal: The crystal opal has a strong, evenly distributed play of colour with rolling flash pattern in a full spectral range, and, equally, on the back of the opal, there is a fine play of colour with more of a pinfire pattern.
It is unusual to find an opal that is so large and thick, and uniformly coloured, both front and back.
Demantoid garnets: A medium tone of intense yellowish green colour, with classic "horsetail" inclusions, good matching.
Diamonds: total estimated weight 0.50 carat, mostly G-I colour and SI clarity
Good condition

Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

June 2017 4,000 – 6,000
3,120 – 4,680
2,600 – 3,900