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Caitlin Mociun: Opal Jewelry Spotlight

Opal Jewelry pendant by Caitlin Mociun

A few months ago we rushed an opal to New York for a special commission. Here are the results and what a  beautiful piece of opal jewelry it is. Brooklyn designer and jeweler Caitlin Mociun has created a classic pendant which, in my opinion, honors the Victorians who really loved opal. It has a vintage feel but with a totally modern twist. You can see more of Caitlin’s work here and I am sure she would be happy discuss any custom requests you have. The opal used is 6.53cts and is set in yellow gold with black diamonds. Opal Jewelry design presents a unique challenge in my opinion. How do…

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Which bride had opals sewn into her wedding dress?

Holly-Valance-Vintage-Wedding-Gown

A few weeks ago I shared with you the beautiful wedding hair comb created for one of our clients. Now comes the news that Australian actress Holly Valance has wed Nick Candy in a couture designed dress that was embellished with opals. The designers were J’Aton, an Australian duo. “The gown was created in Australia with initial meetings and fitting in London. The dress was then finalized in LA”, said the pair. “The entire process took three months with two solid months with a team of 6 beading, hand dyeing, embroidering and sewing.” But the detail doesn’t end there. “Holly also wanted a touch of Australia in the gown and…

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Bridal Hair Comb with Opals

BridalOpal Hair Comb

A few months back one of our customers Beccy came to us looking for some small opals to wear on her wedding day. After a few email exchanges Beccy settled on a group of four opals which we duly shipped to the United Kingdom for her bridal hair comb. Recently she sent us some pictures and we were gobsmacked – never have we seen opals used in such a way and we are delighted. Wanting to know more we emailed Beccy for the full story. The beautiful setting for Beccy’s opals is a stunning hair comb made by Gail at Rocks for Frocks. Gail specialises in handmade Bridal Hair Accessories.…

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