Opal’s play of color makes it unlike any other jewel. Opal is found all over the world, from Australia to Nevada, and gets its unique color spectrum from “microscopic arrays of stacked silica spheres that diffract light,” according to the GIA. The value of opal is determined by its color range and pattern, and ranges as widely as its place of origin, from a few dollars a carat to thousands. Opal is also one of the birthstones for October. Here are 10 new opal jewels for stores to consider stocking.
Meeko ring in 14k rose gold with a pear-shape opal center stone, $448; Tiffany Chou
Gravitation stud earrings and jackets in 10k gold with white opal and diamonds, $635; Pamela Love
Double Trouble bangle in 22k gold plate with boulder opal and moonstone; $695; Nina Nguyen
Marta open bangle 14k yellow gold with half-circle motif, a trillion-cut opal, and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,180; PHYNE by Paige Novick
Sylvie Rose Bar earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.8 ct. t.w. opal and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,430; Dana Rebecca Designs
Pendant necklace in 14k Strawberry gold with 0.88 ct. t.w. Spumoni opal and 0.17 ct. t.w. Chocolate and Vanilla diamonds, $2,347; Le Vian
Necklace in 18k white gold with 9.24 ct. t.w. honeycomb-pattern rainbow opal, 0.32 ct. t.w. yellow sapphires, and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds; $9,005; Supreme Jewelry
Ring in 18k rose gold with 23.15 ct. pink opal, 1.16 cts. t.w. pink sapphires, and 0.8 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,000; Robert Procop
Good Girl Gone Bad ring in 18k yellow gold with 9.32 ct. Ethiopian opal and 0.8 ct. t.w. round-brilliant-cut diamonds, $17,000; Sylva & Cie
Earrings in 18k black gold with 16 cts. t.w. opals and 12 cts. t.w. diamonds, $36,000; Sutra
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