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Kindred Collection

‘We are connected to each other and the land by many threads.’ Kindred Collection byRuth Benjamin-Thomas Kindred is a melding of the botanical with the animal and geological. It was inspired by aerial vistas of outback Australia and the majesty of the desert dunes. The molten waves and imperfect claws signify that the path we take is rarely direct. Introducing our new limited edition ready to wear opal jewelry collection designed by Ruth Benjamin-Thomas handmade in Queensland Australia. Featuring sculptured drop shape Andamooka Crystal Opals from Lightning Ridge, surrounded by either sterling silver, 18kt yellow or rose gold — which is recycled with new, ethically mined gold from New Zealand.…

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Queen of Gems

The Ruthie — elevating nature’s beauty, secured in a dainty claw setting, nestled in between a fine and fluid 18kt rose gold chain. Opals are such an exciting stone made even more beautiful when the design seeks to enhance and celebrate their essence. It brings me joy to create jewels where the opal is the hero. — Ruth Benjamin-Thomas The Stephanie — a classic signet reinvented into a delicate and contemporary design to house the most perfectly formed opals. A beautiful opal deserves to be seen and to shine. Protected by a fine band of gold, the Stephanie elevates even the most dainty of opals and allow it to sing…

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Opal Care

Opal Care Opals are a beautiful gemstone and should be cared for like most other gemstones. Opal is not as hard other gemstones so keeping your opal safe is important. Opal can scratch or crack if dropped on a hard surface. (So can a diamond) So care should be taken when storing you opal. Always keep your opal in a padded jewelry bag or soft cloth when storing it. If your opal is set in a piece of jewelry make sure when you are wearing it that you don’t knock it against any hard walls because the opal may scratch. Opal is happiest in water since opal was formed in…

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