Orientation of opal in jewelry when designing any piece of jewelry with opal pays to make sure you choose the right piece of opal for the job. Orientation refers to how the pattern shows up in the setting. Does the stone look its best?
Many years ago, when my wife and I started with jewelry design, we learned the hard way. Beautiful opals in beautiful settings came back not looking like we expected. If only someone had given us this tip – a lot of heartaches could have been avoided.
So remember, when a stone is orientated in the most appropriate setting, it stares out at you screaming to be noticed.