Beautiful Cropp & Farr Opal Pearl Ruby Art Nouveau pendant
Crafted in 9ct rose gold and featuring a gorgeous colorful opal, six fabulous bright red rubies and wonderful seed pearls
This charming opal pearl ruby pendant looks stunning when worn
The pendant is 3.8cm (1 1/2″) long including bale and 2.2cm (7/8″) wide
Opal 7.5mm x 6mm
Stamped 9ct and C&F
It dates to around 1900
Pendant weights 3 grams
It is in excellent original condition.
It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
Our Ref 23145 Phone Paula on 07949058591
Opal Milky opals were commonly used in late 19th century jewellery when their versatility resulted in a wide assortment of designs such as bangles, set as a line of graduated cabochons with diamonds in between, cluster rings, fringe necklaces and crescent brooches. Superior examples exhibit an attractive play of red, green, and blue colours whilst inferior milky opals are almost completely white with minimal flashes. Milky opals were also set with rubies, emeralds and demantoid garnets in naturalistic designs such as butterflies. Mid-Victorian opals exhibiting a softer play of colour were sometimes set in scrolling gold brooches and necklaces enamelled in royal blue.
Mexican fire opal
These vibrant gems were used in Art Nouveau and Art Deco diamond jewellery. Fire opal is usually deficient of any play of colour but exhibits a singular shade of translucent mid to deep orangey – red.
Caring For Your Sapphire, Ruby, and Diamond Jewellery
These fabulous stones are very hard and durable. So, to make sure your jewellery and stones are always in the best condition, it is important to know exactly how they should be cleaned and stored.
Sapphires rubies and diamonds are not prone to chipping, cracking or breaking, so please take care that they do not scratch softer gemstones in your jewellery box.
The best way to clean your ruby, diamond, and sapphire jewellery is with warm soapy water and a soft brush, avoiding soaking the stone. Always avoid harsh detergents, and never clean your jewellery with solvents such as alcohol.