The Private Collection of a Gentleman

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Date of Auction: 18th June 2019

Sold for £600

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

A long graduated opal bead necklace, the graduated polished spherical opal beads on knotted silk, to a small rectangular box clasp set with three old brilliant-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and silver, unmarked, necklace length 83cm, total diamond weight approximately 0.3 carats. £800-£1,200

Condition Report

Opal bead are well matched, with a lively play of colour throughout, mostly pinks and greens. Bead diameters range from 11mm to 4mm, well polished, with light wear only, a few internal fractures, but no significant chipping. The diamonds are lively. Clasp measures 12 x 3.5mm.