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Three questions to ask your opal jeweler

The three questions I need to ask my opal jeweler? Working with opal is not something most jewelers do everyday. It is important you select a jeweler who understands the unique properties of this precious gemstone. Here are the top three questions I would consider to ask your opal jeweler. Do they understand the properties of opal? Opal, unlike other more common gemstones such as diamonds and sapphires has a different hardness. It is not a tough stone and can be easily damaged. Specific care is required when setting.  Opal does not like heat.  For example if an opal ring needs to be resized the jeweler will need to unset…

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2015 Tucson Gem Show – opal trends and what the future holds

Milky Way Opal Earrings by Erica Courtney

Mind-blowing and busy – that’s how we would describe the 2015 Tucson Gem Show. A celebration of all things Gem, Mineral and Fossil the choice and variety is unimaginable. One dealer remarked that at least 80 percent of the black opal must be in Tucson. I don’t know about his percentage but it sure was popular!

 A big thank you must go to all our clients who took the time to visit us. You came from near and far and without hesitation we would say that you are all super wonderful people that we are honoured to call our friends. It was gratifying to know that people out there are…

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Opals have Energy

The Galaxy Ring

We buy opal for lots of reasons, most obviously because it’s beautiful but also there is often something more. It speaks to us. It tells us a story about our best selves. Opals have energy. Life is about stories, we hold on to things because of the stories they tell us, the memories we cherish. Opal is the ultimate storyteller, it’s been in the ground for millions of years, waiting to be discovered. From miner, to cutter, to you. This journey could have taken days or it could have taken years but just imagine the energy and the stories contained in that piece of hydrated silica! Justin and I each…

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