A Winning Combination: Opal and Sapphire



It’s my favorite month of the year. And to make it even better, October is represented by one of the best birthstones: opal. But do you know what’s even better? A great colored gemstone combination. Namely, opal and sapphire. More specifically, boulder or black opal—the dramatic, glowing variety with flecks of blue and green—teamed up with blue sapphire. Bonus points if the piece features diamonds or is detailed with black rhodium (who doesn’t love that sort of oomph?). The bold and striking look is guaranteed to steal the spotlight, and I like that it offers a twist on the traditional birthstone gift. See for yourself: 

Oscar Heyman platinum opal and diamond drop earrings

Drop earrings in platinum with 4.51 cts. t.w. opal, 4.36 cts. t.w. sapphire, and 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds by Oscar Heyman, $40,000

 

Sutra opal and sapphire drop earrings

Narrow drop earrings in 18k and black rhodium with 18 cts. t.w. opal and 16 cts. t.w. sapphires by Sutra, $11,000

 

Omi Prive black opal ring with sapphires and tsavorites

Handcrafted ring in 18k yellow gold with 4.33 ct. black opal, 0.24 ct. t.w. sapphire, 0.46 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.42 ct. t.w. diamonds by Omi Privé, price on request

 

Forty Seventh and Fifth opal and sapphire brooch

Geometric brooch/pendant in 18k white gold with 16.41 ct. opal and 8.22 cts. t.w. sapphires by Forty-Seventh & Fifth, price on request

 

Royal India Boulder opal and sapphire earrings

Layered drop earrings in 18k white gold with boulder opals and sapphires by Royal India, price on request