Staff Picks, September–October 2017: Opal Dream

What JCK magazine’s Victoria Gomelsky is loving this month

“Opal is the Sybil of the gem world. I’m obsessed with its multiple personalities!”

Victoria Gomelsky, JCK editor-in-chief

(Above) Pendant with 9.84 ct. black opal and 1.16 cts. t.w. diamonds in 24k gold with silver and green patina; $48,000; Victor Velyan; 213-955-5950;

Sunlight Journey Sand Waves cuff watch in 18k rose gold with white mother-of-pearl dial, 10.45 ct. white opal, and 6.95 cts. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds; price on request; Piaget; 877-8-PIAGET;

Flower earrings with Mexican fire and Ethiopian opals in 18k yellow gold; price on request; Nina Runsdorf; 212-382-1243;

Indorussian earrings in 18k gold–plated silver with 12.4 cts. t.w. opals and 0.3 ct. t.w. pavé diamonds; $4,000; Sanjay Kasliwal; 212-988-1511;

Platinum ring with water opal, emeralds, and diamonds; $56,000; Oscar Heyman; 800-642-1912;

(Gomelsky portrait: Nicholas A. Prakas)

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