Antique Edwardian Australian opal and diamond brooch from about 1910


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The gorgeous Australian opal in its pretty halo of diamonds is the star of this Edwardian brooch.

I did consider converting it to a ring or a pendant. And I still might do so if it doesn’t sell in this typical Edwardian styling. I’d just cut away the surrounding frame and add a suitable band or pendant loop.

Yet part of me wants someone to buy and keep in its original state, just for the sake of history.

So I am pricing it well – as a brooch rather than a potentially more desirable ring or pendant.

The colour play is intense and ever-changing in this wonderful stone. At rest it has a pattern dominated by a lively pink but the slightest movement sends out lime green, red, orange and purple bolts of colour.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold and platinum
• Oval Australian light crystal opal shows bright green/red/orange flowing pattern, estimated at 2.20 carats
• Two round old European cut diamonds estimated to total 0.30 carats graded set as G-H/SI
• 20 old single cut diamonds estimated to total 0.60 carats, graded set as G-H/VS & SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $10,500
• Approximately 7.3cm (nearly 3 inches) long, 1.9cm (just over 3/4 inch) wide
• Weight is 8.5 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique box is not for sale)

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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