Large Edwardian Tiffany & Co. Opal & Diamond Brooch
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An Edwardian era brooch, made by Tiffany and Co., in platinum and 18k yellow gold, featuring an exceptional, large Australian opal! The opal has light body color; it is densely populated by fire whose colors range the full spectrum— green, blue, yellow, orange, pink, red, aqua, and purple. These colors are absolutely electric, and the fire has an almost metallic, foil-like flash, in many places! The opal is held in a milgrained yellow gold bezel. It is surrounded by a wide, double-border of platinum-set, old European cut diamonds— the inner border is styled as a series of circle and wedge shapes, while the outer border is a laurel wreath. Even the smallest diamonds are full-cut. This brooch is a rarity! It is beautifully made and would be a treasure in any serious collection. This is fitted with a brooch closure (a c-clasp with a locking foot), and a small, original, flip-down bail. Marked Tiffany & Co., on a small rectangular badge.
Opal measures approx 23.8 x 15.3 x 6.8 mm (carat weight is about 14 carats); brooch measures approx 1 13/16" x 1 5/15"; diamonds measures approx 2.4 mm (16), 2.2 mm (4), 1.8 mm (2), 1.75 mm (4), and 1.25 mm (56); diamond CTW is approx 1.81 carats.