Luxurious, high quality Art Nouveau necklace featuring a natural unheated ruby surrounded by solid Australian opals and graduated seed pearls set in 9ct gold. The pendant is a stylised heart and flowers, with a trembling opal dangle at the base.
The natural unheated ruby measures approximately 3.5 x 2.5mm. The largest opal measures 6.2 x 4.8mm, the two opals at north and south of the large central opal measure 6.5 x 4.5mm, and the opals at east and west are approx. 5.6 x 4mm They each have a dramatic play of bright colour and are well matched in colour and fire.
The trace link chain is original to the ring and features the original barrel clasp.
At one stage a brooch fitting had been added to the back of the pendant, but I have had this removed, returning this pendant to her original form. Some evidence of this is visible at the back of the pendant, but cannot be seen when worn.