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There is something very special about opals, and wearing them looks particularly good in the warmer months, as we dress in lighter colours and materials, and our skin is sun-kissed. This gorgeous pendant is from circa 1940s, the 6.50ct Australian, Lightning Ridge, solid light opal, is claw set in a beautiful ornate bow type setting in 9ct yellow gold with a cultured pearl and a semi-modern cut diamond atop. The pendant is paired here with one of our Edwardian 9ct gold chains

Circa: 1940s
Gemstone: Australian Solid Lightning Ridge Opal, Cultured Pearl and Diamond
Cut: Semi Modern Cut Diamond, Round Pearl and Oval Opal
Carat: Opal = 6.50ct measuring 17.00. x 13.50 x 4.60 mm
Diamond = 0.10ct
Pearl = 4.00 mm
Colour: Opal = Light Colour
Diamond = Light Yellow Colour
Clarity: VS2
Material: 9ct Yellow Gold
Accompanied by an independant valuation

During the 1940s, women’s clothing became more masculine with structured shoulders and nipped waists, so their jewellery became more feminine. Large brooches set with colourful jewels made their way into the spotlight and larger, more layered necklaces adorned the necks of most women who frequented lavish soirees. Larger rings with more angular cut stones were also popular and often incorporated the stepped shoulder design used during the Art Deco period that preceded it.