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20.34ct Opal and 4.63ct Diamond, Silver Gilt Cross Pendant / Brooch - Antique Circa 1860


A magnificent, fine and impressive antique 20.34 carat opal and 4.63 carat diamond, silver gilt cross pendant / brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections

SKU C5301

This stunning, large and magnificent antique pendant has been crafted in silver.

The pierced decorated, ornate cross design is hollow in nature, embellished with a scrolling decoration to the crossbar terminals.

The centre of the cross is ornamented with a cabochon cut opal, encompassed with a silver border embellished with twenty-four Old Dutch cut diamonds.

The silver gilt cross is embellished with five stunning collet set oval cabochon cut opals.

The central point of the cross bars is accented with four individually collet set Old Dutch cut diamonds.

Each scrolling crossbar terminal is embellished with forty-six diamonds, in a combination of pavé and individual collet silver settings; the lower vertical crossbar incorporates a further twenty-eight diamonds, completing the design.

This opal pendant suspends from an 18" contemporary 18 ct gold trace chain via a detachable intricate ring loop, accented with scrolling decoration embellished with a magnificent cabochon opal and impressive old Dutch cut diamonds.

This stunning and versatile antique pendant can also be worn as a brooch via a hinged pin and clasp fastening to the reverse.

This antique opal cross pendant has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as silver.

This magnificent antique opal cross pendant is supplied with an independent diamond and gemstone grading report card.

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This magnificent antique cross pendant/brooch is exceptional quality, set with stunning opals displaying a scintillating play of colour and presence.

This stunning piece of antique jewellery has been set with an impressive grade of diamonds to suit the piece and compliment the stunning and magnificent opals.

The pendant is an exceptional gauge of silver and is in excellent condition.

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

Cut Cabochon

Content 20.34 carats

Colour (average grades) K

Clarity (average grades) P2

Cut Old Dutch

Content 4.63 carats

Length of setting 10.1cm/3.98"

Width of setting 5.9cm/2.32"

Across pin 5.1cm/2.01"

Height of setting 1.01cm/0.4"

28.69 grams (excluding chain)

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