A handmade platinum, 18kt yellow gold, diamond and Lightning Ridge black opal doublet brooch in the shape of a fish. The pin is set with a 28 x 15mm oval cabochon cut Lightning Ridge black opal doublet which exhibits a full spectrum play of colour. The eye of the fish is set with a brilliant cut ruby, and the fins and tail are grain set with 83 brilliant cut diamonds. The pin to the rear is a 'hinged pin' and has a roller clasp for safety when being worn. There are three small chips to the edge of the opal which are commensurate with age and do not detract from the beauty of this stunning piece. A beautiful example of a fine opal from Lightning Ridge in Australia.
Dimensions at widest - 5.8cm
Marked - '14K' on clasp and '18K' & 'Platinum' on brooch
Total diamond weight - 1.66 carat
Total weight of piece - 19.78 grams
Independent appraisal values the piece at $17,187