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c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (on white background)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (on black background)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (backside)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (side view)
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c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin

c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (on white background)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (on black background)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (backside)
c1910 Little Opal Comet Pin (side view)
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An antique comet brooch with an opal and curly trails of yellow gold with vaguely Art Nouveau styling. Built in 14K yellow gold and likely dating to c1910.

Since the 18th century, the passing of Halley's comet has inspired jewelry makers. It's likely this brooch was made when it last passed in 1910. The next apparition is in 2061.

Materials

Opal, 14K Yellow Gold, and Gold Filled Clasp

Date

c1910

Condition

Good. Surface wear to opal. Clasp was replaced at some point.

Size

18 x 7mm