Diamond & Opal Pendant
This fabulous mid-19th-century European opal pendant dazzles with 4.25ctw in diamonds. Notice how the old mine cut diamonds seem to float around the opal. The front of the piece is made in sterling silver, a typical practice at the time. The backside of the pendant is 14k yellow gold. This pendant also converts to a pin/brooch: the bail unclips and a pin stem is screwed on the backside to become a brooch.