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Website and Opal Review by Wayne Schmidt

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Wayne who inquired about purchasing an opal. He directed us to his very informative website that discusses his experiences in buying an opal on the net. He went on to purchase a stone from us and then contacted us to say he had reviewed our site and the opal purchased. We were blown away by his generous words. You can read his full story here and watch the video he made of the opal purchased. This is some of what he had to say: “Besides looking for opals, I also review websites about opals. The absolute best I’ve found is Black Opal…

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Art Deco Opal Jewelry

The film The Great Gatsby is in full flight in many places around the world. Being an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan and a fan of the art deco period in general I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the wonderful jewelry produced in that era. Black Opal from Lightning Ridge was beginning to emerge in the global market and jewelers were inspired to embellish the very geometric shapes of the art deco era with the sensuous curves of the cabochons and the riot of color exhibited in the fantastical black opal. For me, this era resulted in some of the best examples of colored stone and opal jewelry ever made. This brooch…

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