An outstanding vintage opal bangle from the Art Deco era, c1930! Made by the notable jeweller, Wendts of South Australia, the bangle is crafted in 15ct gold and the colour is a lovely subdued rose hue. Taking centre stage is a single large Australian solid opal. The cabochon cut opal features a unique high dome which makes the opal pop and come alive, it displays an array of spectral colors including flashes of red and purple which exhibit vibrantly in the daylight. Estimated weight of the opal is 12 carats. The opal is claw set, flanked with polished and deco-influence shoulders, elegantly tapering inward to 3.20mm wide around the rest of the bangle. A classic hinged hollow design, with a concealed push tongue clasp, along with safety chain for extra security.
The bangle is stamped "WENDTS" "15C". Wendts Jewellers was a prominent manufacturing jeweller in South Australia in the mid to late 19th century right through to the late 20th century.
Upon sale a photographic appraisal certificate will accompany the bangle, carried out independently by a NCJV registered valuer/ FGAA gemmologist.
A wonderful piece of Australian antiquity. Perfect for the opal lover!