This pair of earrings deserves an entire blog post to itself. Maybe it’s because I adore opals or because I wish I could wear these
The heirlooms hit the auction block in June of 2011 at Christie’s in London. Their initial pre-auction estimate was £10,000 – £15,000, but they are notable because they ended up selling for nearly triple the high end of that estimate at £42,050!
Christie’s describes the heirlooms as a “drop-shaped opal, the terminals decorated with staggered baguette-cut and circular-cut diamonds collets to the diamond surmount, circa 1930, 6.0cm long.”
It is surprising how low the estimated value was considering the size and color of the opals.