Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Opals for your Valentine

How stunning are these pieces!!  All featuring the most beautiful Australian Opals. Since I visited Coober Peady in South Australia about 20 years ago now I've been fascinated by this precious gemstone.

Today I've picked out my most favourite gold and silver opal jewellery pieces from the collection available online at Opals Australia.  I think these pieces would be so perfect for a Valentine’s Day gift (hint, hint!!) or any other special romantic occasion, especially those beautiful heart earrings.  The opal is also the birthstone for people born in October, and under the star signs Scorpio and Libra, so perhaps a great birthday gift idea as well.  Come to think of it opal jewellery would make a fabulous souvenir for any visitors to Australia too.

For me it's the spectacular colours that make opals so special, and the way they diffract the light so beautifully; plus every opal is unique!  Precious opal ranges in colour from clear through white, grey, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown and black.  Of these the red against black are most rare, whereas white and greens are most common.

People generally have the impression that opal jewellery isn't affordable, but Opals Australia actually make it affordable so everyone can own a piece of jewellery featuring Australia's national gemstone.  Opals Australia offer a comprehensive range of sterling silver, white gold and yellow gold opal jewellery in beautiful contemporary designs; including rings, earrings, bracelets, bangles, pendants, brooches and cuff links.  Prices start at around $100 to well into the $1,000's.

Did you know that throughout history opals have been regarded as a lucky stone?  In Roman times, people believed the opal was a combination of the beauty of all precious stones, and Caesars would give their wives opal for good luck.   The opal was also said to confer the power of invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand.  Fancy that! Must give it a go ;)

 Opals Australia are currently offering 30% off.

1 comment:

  1. these jewels are beautiful!