Vintage Hand Made Opal, Quartz Crystal & Sterling Silver Pendant & Earring Set For Sale
My Mom passed away suddenly on October 19th of 2011 and, after a year of selling, this is the last of what was her estate. As much as I wanted to keep things in the family, my brothers have no interest in most items, and my husband and I just don't have the room. My Mom, grandmother, great grandmother and great aunts were all collectors, and I seem to have inherited that gene. Unfortunately, we live in a retirement community, and even after having several sales on , I still can't find a place for much of what we have. There is jewelry, paintings, toys, Indian jewelry and china pieces. So, painful as this is, more things have to go. Many things have been in the family for 4 generations. All items will be well packed and mailed via USPS with delivery confirmation or UPS for the larger items. Also, for a variety of reasons, we only ship to the US and Canada. I am happy to combine shipping on multiple items at no additional cost, as long as they fit into the same box.
This is a really beautiful 3 piece set made up of a sterling silver pendant and earrings, set with natural Quartz Crystal points. The pendant is also set with an Opal at the top. The pendant is completely hand made, measures 1 6/8" long. The crystal alone measures 1 2/8". It is a beautiful piece of natural Quartz. There is a lovely inclusion in the pendant which I have shown in the second photo which makes this piece special. The Opal does not have a lot of color - mostly green - but that may be because it has sat in a box for many years. It measures approx. 2/8". It is unmarked but tested as sterling. The earrings are pierced, measure 2" long and do have hallmarks as well as the word sterling on the back. I don't recognize the hallmark but it is distinctive. The Quartz stones are natural and measure approx. 1" and are held with beautiful silver cutwork. The bottom of the earrings do have a pretty good point at the end so be careful putting them on. I only cleaned them enough to see the hallmarks as I did not want to damage the stones inside by trying to get to the tarnish underneath. Therewere no backs to these earrings but I can include some if you wish.
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