This is a 9 ct bar brooch, circa 1900-1915. It has three nice opals, and some small, natural, pearls. The piece retains its "c' clasp, and "t"hinge. It measures 1 and 1/2 inches East to West, and 2/8 of an inch North to South at its widest point. This is one of those pieces I bought in England, 10 years ago, and thought, all this time, it was on Ruby Lane! I am keeping the 1998 price, so this should be a bargain.