Just in time for that amazing Sagittarius in your life, a big, studio made sterling silver astrological pendant adorned with a bezel-set opal. I believe this is a cantera fire opal, possibly from Mexico, full of green sparkle that I am afraid I was not able to capture in my photos :). I would not be exaggerating if I said that the pendant is one of the most beautiful zodiac pieces of jewelry I have seen. I believe it's one-of-a-kind and it amazes me that it's not signed at all. Please, note the gleaming silver in the raised surfaces, the musculature and curves in the Centaur's body, the fantastic patina that enhances the original oxidation. A special gift for someone truly special the pendant measures 2 1/2" in diameter and with the bail, it will add a 2 5/8" drop to your chain. It weighs 50.3 grams and is not signed for maker nor hallmarked for metal purity but tested and guaranteed to be of sterling quality. Difficult to date with accuracy but this is a studio-made piece that has some age to it so I would suggest post-1960. In excellent vintage condition with stunning sculpturality in the Centaur applique, patina to die for and generous proportions; the opal combines milk chocolate browns with fiery green depths and there is no damage nor any repairs noted.