Mid Century 1.50 Carat Black Opal & 0.91 Carat Diamond Drop Earrings, circa 1960
A stunning pair of black opal earrings. Each earring is topped by transitional cut diamond in a four claw collet, linked to a small oval shaped black opal, to a rubover set old mine cut diamond, to a larger black opal. Although both of the larger opal have matching black background colour and incredible plays of colour, the pattern on each slightly varies; one presents broader, ribbon-style flashes colour; the other more of a “pin-fire” effect. A wonderful and dramatic pair of earrings.
Accompanied by an independent jewellery report by IGR (#30309515).
Cut – Oval cabochon opal. The top diamonds are transitional cuts, the middle diamonds are old mine cuts.
Colour – The diamonds are G to J.
Clarity – The top diamonds are I1. The middle diamonds are SI1.
Carat – The top diamonds are approximately 0.37 carat each, with a total approximate diamond weight of 0.91 carat. Each of the larger opal is approximately 0.60 carat, with a total approximate opal weight of 1.50 carat.
Circa – 1960.
Measurements – The earrings are 34.5mm carat long.
Metal – 18k white gold. Tested.