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Baroque Opals

(a.k.a. anything but ovals and rounds!)

As you’ve probably guessed we are big fans of simple ovals and rounds. Opal just seems to show its best face in these shapes but sometimes when cutting Justin gets a surprise. The beauty in all of these baroque opals is that they may not be set into conventional settings and rather something whimsical and unique may emerge. Here are a few that have have passed through the workshop lately.

 

As you can see each is unique and spectacular. For many buyers, they might see something in these stones that to the less creative (i.e. me) does not immediately appear. Some of the most innovative in this field are the big guns Cartier and Oscar Heyman with their animal inspired collections. Newer designers such as Kimberly McDonald and Katherine Jetter love their baroque opals and are producing more abstract but still magnificent work as seen in their most recent collections.

 

CARTIER

Cartier Sapphire and Opal Love Birds
Cartier Sapphire and Opal Love Birds
Cartier Emerald, Opal and Diamond Brooch
Cartier Emerald, Opal and Diamond Brooch

 

OSCAR HEYMAN

Oscar Heyman opal and diamond brooch
Oscar Heyman opal and diamond brooch

 

 

KIMBERLEY MCDONALD

Kimberley McDonald Opal PendantKimberley McDonald Opal Bracelets

KATHERINE JETTER

  • Raven Butler

    Oh my goodness!!! They are all beautiful!!! I can’t choose between the dragon or the fish as my favorite. I get lost just looking at them!!! Are these some of your opals?

    • Ruth BT

      Hi Raven, no, these are just some examples – although I have seen a few of ours in some very fine pieces – including a couple of the designers mentioned!