An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Fire Opal, Colored Diamond and Diamond Starfish Brooch, Nicholas Varney. Estimate: $8,000-12,000. © 2015 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Inc.

consisting of a central freeform fire opal, the opal surrounded by five unequal curving arms containing 328 round brilliant cut yellow diamonds (origin of color not tested) weighing approximately 5.48 carats total, and 45 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.45 carat total. Stamp: Nicholas Varney 18K. 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.  Important Jewelry / Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfel. September 16 2015 5:30 PM - contact jewelrycr@lesliehindman.com