12 Jewels That Will Be the Opal of Your Eye



Confession: I’ve never been a huge fan of opal. When I worked in retail, the majority of the designs I saw day in and day out—primarily of the vintage variety—just struck me as boring and stale. What to some appears as a rainbow of colors and possibilities just looked pale and flat to me. I know, I know, quelle horreur! But it was true. Was. Now, however, I’m amazed at the incredible work that’s being done to make opals look so modern and fresh. The stone remains the same, yes, but I’ve had the privilege as of late to see a variety of brilliant works of design that put the luminescent gemstone in a whole new light for me. A combination of clever settings and, of course, diamonds, helps to highlight the fire of a high-quality stone. It seems that I have begun to see what opal enthusiasts have been saying all along. It probably helps that some of the best jewelry designers and suppliers around are featuring opal in their new collections, right? Here are 12 jewels that have me wholeheartedly embracing opal. Don’t you just love them too?

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Goshwara G-One opal diamond wrap ring

Goshwara G-One opal diamond wrap ring

 

Margery Hirschey one of a kind opal earrings

Margery Hirschey one-of-a-kind opal earrings

 

Hubert free form African opal ring

Hubert free-form African opal ring


Pamela Huizenga black opal pendant

Pamela Huizenga black opal pendant

 

Oscar Heyman opal and diamond Entourage ring

Oscar Heyman opal and diamond Entourage ring


 

Lee Jewellery white opal Nature pendant

Lee Jewellery white opal Nature pendant


 

Rina Limor Ethiopian opal ring

Rina Limor Ethiopian opal ring


 

Yael Designs opal Pose pendant

Yael Designs opal Pose pendant



Patrick Mohs opal River pendant

Patrick Mohs Jewelry opal River pendant


Gregory Mikaelian boulder opal cuff

Gregory Mikaelian & Sons Boulder opal cuff



Parle Jewelry Designs opal Constellation pendant

Parlé Jewelry Designs opal Constellation pendant



Susan Wheeler opal Pond pendant

Susan Wheeler Design opal Pond pendant


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