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An 18ct gold opal and diamond novelty brooch, and an 18ct gold gem-set cluster ring. The brooch designed as a pair of sunglasses with oval opal cabochon lenses and brilliant-cut diamond bridge, the ring designed as a circular-shape garnet and single-cut diamond cluster. Estimated total diamond weight 0.15ct. Hallmarks for Sheffield, 1993 and London, 1964. Length of brooch 7cms. Ring size M1/2. Weight 18.5gms.


  • Overall condition fair. Surface scratches/wear, discolouration and dents in keeping with general age and wear.
  • The opal cabochon are slightly loose in the sunglasses mount.
  • The opal brooch pin is in good working order and fastens correctly.
  • The garnet ring is in good condition with minor surface scratches and only minor dents to the band.
  • Diamonds fairly well matched.
  • Diamonds fairly bright.

  • Individual size and setting of diamonds prevents accurate colour and clarity assessment.

  • Opals with good play of colour, showing flashes in a range of hues, with surface scratches.

  • Opals are in a fair condition with noticeable damage to the opal cabochons.

  • Opal estimated dimensions 25 by 20 by 6mms.
  • Garnet is a dark red colour, well saturated, with fair clarity and typical inclusions.
  • Garnet in good condition with minor surface abrasion.
  • Opal brooch hallmarks for Sheffield, 1993.
  • Garnet ring hallmarks for London, 1964.
  • Please see the Important Notices for Purchasers for coloured gemstones.

  • Condition reports are offered as a guide only and we highly recommend inspecting any lot to satisfy yourself as to its condition.

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    An 18ct gold opal and diamond novelty brooch, and an

    Estimate £120 - £180Sep 21, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Emma Scriven
    Jewellery and Antique & Modern Jeweller
    Augusta House
    19 Augusta Street
    Birmingham, B18 6JA
    United Kingdom
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