An Art Nouveau Yellow Gold, Opal, Seed Pearl, and Polychrome Enamel Necklace. Consisting of a hinged three section pendant containing one oval cabochon cut opal within a seed pearl surround, and one oval cabochon cut opal, the pendant setting accented with white and black enamel in scrolled and foliate motifs, the back chain composed of elongated oval and circular links interspersed with five bar links accented with polychrome enamel.
Few Australian 'Lighting Ridge' black opals come as fine as this this spectacular specimen presented in its original Art Deco splendor - circa 1930. The beautifully proportioned oval cabochon bursts with a multichromatic explosion of electric confetti colors against a deep black matrix background. The hand fabricated platinum mounting sparkles with three-quarter carats of diamonds. By Brock & Co., an early 20th century, high-end Los Angeles jeweler. Just shy of 1 inch long, ring size 7 1/2.