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Orientation of Opal in Jewelry

Orientation of opal in jewelryWhen designing any piece of jewelry with opal it 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 were just starting out 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 heartache 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.