Cloudy Colors on the Horizon

As appreciation for more common stones such as agate increases, so too does the prevalence of opaque rocks in fine jewelry. These are generally less expensive to work with as they’re considered less precious than others, but their beauty doesn’t disappoint: The schiller or unique shimmer of moonstone, the iridescence of mother-of-pearl, and the rainbow-like display of colors in opals all typify opaque stunners.