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Why Opals make the perfect Gift

November 05, 2017

Why Opals make the perfect Gift

Opals are precious mineral stones which have long been prized for their mysterious properties.  They can be found all over the world, and have been used for jewelry and other items for at least six thousand years – incredible!

But what is it about these special stones that makes them so attractive to us?  Well, the obvious answer is the shifting spectrums of color which captivate us even today.  Modern science can explain how this effect is caused by diffraction of light through the layers of the stone, but we like to think there is something extra special about our opalescent products.

The first thing most people notice when they pick up an opal ring or pendant is the depth of the color.  We particularly love the effect of blue opal, which was traditionally associated with creativity, the skill clear communication and self-expression. 

These days many people enjoy opals because they seem to transport you away to another world.  The effect can be almost holographic, and contemplating the prettiest blue opals can be as relaxing as gazing upon a tropical ocean. 

Luckily, unless you’re the Queen of England – whose Andamooka Opal Necklace features one of the largest naturally occurring stones on the planet – enjoying opalescent jewelry is much more affordable than a Caribbean vacation! 

Opals are the birthstone for October, but their magical shimmer also makes them a perfect Christmas gift.  Why not browse our selection of opal products and see for yourself?