Australian opal inlay pendant with topaz and diamonds in 14k yellow gold
Spectacular Australian opal inlay pendant in 14k gold with blue topaz and diamonds accents by Mark Hileman. This beautiful pendant is inlaid with the finest crystal opal Australia has to offer. The pendant's opal inlay alternates between bright blue green opal sections and red multicolor sections of opal. Opal of this quality is quite rare and is becoming harder to obtain at any price, making this pendant a real collector's piece. The center stone is an incredible 13.25 carat shell fantasy cut Swiss blue topaz. The faceting on the topaz is very unique. The top is slightly domed with only one facet with the bottom has all the facets and notches to create the pattern viewed from the top. The opal inlay and topaz are accented by 28 pave` set diamonds. The diamonds are VS clarity and G/H color and have a total weight of .60 carats. The pendant has a hinged bale with a 7 x 10mm opening that will accommodate an omega chain, beads or pearls. The overall length of the pendant is 50mm or just under 2 inches. The width of the pendant is 27mm or just over 1 inch. The back of the pendant is hand signed "MMH" by Mark McBride Hileman and stamped 14k gold. This pendant is also available in white gold by special order in about 3 to 4 weeks. The chain in the photograph is not included.