Vintage opal and diamond earrings


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It’s difficult to find fine-quality good-sized opal earrings.

I’d long admired this matched pair of teardrop shaped South Australian crystal opals before I was given the opportunity to buy them.

They came to me with plain replacement tops. They deserved lovely old cut diamond ones – and I had this pair in the precious “box of bits” I keep in my safe, just waiting for the right jewels to match them.

I’m delighted by the union. The proportions are particularly pleasing, and the shapes and colours sing together.


• Handmade in 18-carat white gold and yellow gold
• Two drop shaped natural South Australian light crystal opals estimated to total 7.20 carats
• 12 old mine cut diamonds estimated to total 0.30 carats, graded set as H-J/SI-piqué
• 18 single cut diamonds estimated to total 0.36 carats, graded set as H-J/VS-SI
• Eight rose cut diamonds estimated to total 0.04 carats, graded set as H-I/VS-SI
• Comes with an independent insurance valuation for $16,250
• Approximately 3.7cm (nearly 1 1/2 inches) long, 1.1cm (nearly 1/2 inch) wide
• Weight is 5.9 grams
• In excellent vintage condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately (some has sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

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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