Even with their delicate, ethereal beauty, opals respond best to the hot, arrid landscape of the Australian outback, where the most lustrous and brilliant of these gemstones are found.
Birthstone - Opal is the Birthstone for October.
Using this magical, iridescent gemstone The Diamond Store have produced a collection of mesmerising opal pendants and necklaces which shimmer with colour and light.
Each of our delicately designed and intrinsically feminine diamond and opal pendants are timeless items of jewellery; exquisitely made to exacting standards so you can have confidence in the purchase you are making.
They make the ideal gift for that special someone and come beautifully packaged in The Diamond Store's exclusive presentation set so they are ready to give from the moment they arrive.
For matching opal jewellery, visit The Diamond Store's collection of gold opal rings, white gold opal engagement rings, fire opal rings, gold opal earrings and opal stud earrings.
Interesting Facts About Opals....
Opal is the birthstone for October and zodiac sign of Libra and also represents the 14th wedding anniversary. The word derives from the Roman "opalus" and Greek "opallios" meaning "to see a change of colour" and pertains to the opal´s spectacular iridescence.
Among the powers believed to generate from the opal are those of prophecy and foresight, while Scandinavian women believed if they wore opals in their hair it would prevent it from turning grey. Opals come in a variety of types, although the best known are the white opal, fire opal and black opal, which is considered the most valuable and is mined only in Australia.
Opals need to be treated with care as they do not react well to exposure to heat or being left in a dry place for too long. To keep opal jewellery looking at its best, it is advisable to wear it frequently so it can absorb moisture. They should not be cleaned with oil or put in ultrasonic jewellery baths.