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The Blue Green Edit – Opals Under $1000

It’s Mother’s Day for our corner of the world on May 12 and what better way to celebrate the one of a kind mother in your life than with the gift of an opal as unique and beautiful as she is? Click Here To Shop The Edit Mothers are full of great advice; don’t wash dark clothes with whites, if you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all, don’t dye your hair – it’ll never look the same again (a year of growing my hair out after packet dying it black and I wish I had listened to this one). They are a constant force guiding us…

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Blue Opal: New Arrivals

Blue opal reminds me of long summer days  – particularly that late evening time when the sun has gone down but its not completely dark. Blue opal also reminds me of the deep sea. Has anyone been on a cruise and watched the ocean when there is no land for hundreds of miles? Deep, deep indigo blue. We have a number of  rough opal stones with many pieces exhibiting lots of blue that have just arrived fresh from the mines of Lightning Ridge. One of the most common colours, blue hued opals are  also some of my favourites. They are characterized by deep saturated blue ranging from a mysterious navy…

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Blue Opal

Blue Opal is a common term that refers to the dominant opal color not the body color (ie. black, semi-black, white) as is thought by some. Universally blue is the most popular color in the world and comes in all hues, tones and saturations. We are so lucky that while rare in nature, it is a color that occurs with great frequency in opal. Pantone, a company that specializes in colors for the design world has put together their color predictions for Spring 2013. The blues featured in this palate are the most popular colors and I wouldn’t be surprised if a shade of it isn’t color of the year…

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