Blue Highlight Opal Reverse Intaglio Brooch/Pendant"The Rose"
Opal Butte, Morrow County, Oregon
Designed and carved by Thomas Harth Ames
Famed opal carver Thomas Harth Ames has brought to life a single rose in full bloom in this reverse intaglio carving. Rendered in exquisite detail, including the petals and thorns on the stem, the free-form plaque is approximately 9mm thick and possesses a distinct bluish tone within the milky transparency. Backed with sterling silver and secured with 14K yellow gold prongs and maple leaf decoration, the plaque is set in an antiqued silver mount, with a tsavorite garnet accent stone, signed with monogram THA for Thomas Harth Ames, height approximately 2 ¼ in.