Tag: opal jewelry


Gemstone Jewelry

The birthstone for people born in October, opals are formed when rain seeps down through the ground and silica is carried downward. Over millions of years, this silica eventually forms the stunning mysterious opal gemstone. We have Australia’s outback desert to thank for about 90% of the opals we see today. And for that, we tip our hats to those Awesome Aussies! Opal – A...

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Opal’s Red Carpet Debut Birthstone Jewelry

We have been seeing a trend towards the return of the opal gemstone this fall. The season’s moody shades in fashion and beauty make wearing opal jewelry especially easy, with some Hollywood trendsetters pairing opal with jewel tone fashions. Chrome is always big in beauty during fall and we are seeing it pair with shade-shifting opal. Its unique appearance makes it popular with brides, as...

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Opal: A Rainbow of Colors Birthstone Jewelry

When you hold a precious opal up to the light, it can display an infinite parade of colors. Glittering reds, blues, yellows, whites, pinks and purples can dazzle simultaneously in front of your eyes. The variety is such that in the Middle Ages, it was believed these stones contained the curative properties of every gemstone whose color could be seen on their  reflections. It may...

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Opals: From the Aussie Outback to Outer Space Birthstone Jewelry

Revered in lore and literature for its otherworldly beauty, the precious opal’s distinct kaleidoscopic display has found it the subject of adoration for millennia. Our planet’s most abundant opal deposits are mined in Australia, where it has become their national stone. It wasn’t turned into the massive industry we know today until the late 1800s, when Tullie Wollaston braved the Australian outback’s harsh terrain to...

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