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Mum, you’re a gem!

Meet our lovely Black Opal Direct Mums, who are all indeed, gems!We would be lost without them, from helping run our small business, to spoiling us all like only a Mother knows how, we are so very grateful to have them as a part of our team. Ruth Ruth, what is your proudest/most memorable moment of being a mum so far?My proudest mum moments are seeing Saxon dealing with big emotions and life events with grace and resilience. What does your ultimate day look like?My perfect day would involve family and friends hanging out with nowhere to be and nothing else to do other than be present! All other details…

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Q&A with Kindred Collection designer Ruth Benjamin-Thomas

Has this been a design idea for a while or did it come once you received the Opals?  I had been looking for such a parcel for years and I found these Andamooka crystals in, of all places, a retired dealer’s safe in New York. Calibrated material as bright and as well cut as this doesn’t come around very often. I had played around with a few designs that were similar but not quite resolved for a while. What was your process for designing the Kindred Collection? Unlike many other gems, opal really tells you how it wants to be. I knew the final setting was going to be organic…

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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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