The birthstone of October and known by ancient Romans as the 'Queen of Gems', opals have a kaleidoscopic color play formed by a high water content combined with silica particles which settle into fissures in a host rock.
We are currently enjoying boulder opals from Australia, which are cut while still attached to the host rock, displaying the natural seams of precious opal as they occur. We enjoy the depth of color this adds to the piece.
Care - Opals are more delicate than other gemstones and should be stored separately to avoid scratching. A soft dry cloth is sufficient for cleaning. Solvents and harsh cleaners should be avoided with this porous stone.
Isosceles Boulder Opal Necklace 2, one of a kind 12mm long boulder opal on custom gold setting
Previous Article Next Article

Recently Viewed