Custom made opal jewellery is the true expression of you. Unlike mass-produced pieces, the jewel will be handmade and fabricated to your express wishes and exact measurements. No two will be the same and your little piece of luxury will live on as an heirloom – beautifully made with a story to tell.
There are a number of ways to realise your dream piece and in all instances, we can help you with this.
Please note: We are currently not taking on custom orders, but we are happy to connect you with a jeweller that we know and recommend. Wherever possible, we will help you find a jeweller local to your area. We have a range of Ready To Wear pieces available on our site, or Create Your Own from our signature settings and the opal of your choosing.
Jewelers we know and recommend
Sometimes it may be easier to work with a jeweller in your part of the world. In this case we have a number of jewellers we can recommend for work around the globe. All of them love opal and have worked with it for many years. Many are award winning and are happy to work with our customers in person, over the phone or by email. For a full list of jewelers click here.
Gregory Crawford – Georgia, USA
Greg works with many exclusive stores in the USA, creating bespoke pieces for their clients. We are so lucky that Greg has agreed to work with us and our clients directly. As a award winning jeweller whose work is showcased in the Smithsonian, you can expect Greg to produce only the very best. Old school, the process will include full color hand renderings of your design for approval before work is started. All jewellery is handmade and no CAD is used at all. To work with Greg, please email us for an introduction.
Annette Gabbedy – Frome, UK
Annette came to our attention via YouTube and we really admired her work. Sculptural and elegant, much of her work is bespoke and she also has a great passion for opals. Based in Frome, Somerset, she had been a jeweller for almost 25 years and is very experienced. Most recently she worked with a client to create this stunning dress ring. Go to our jewellers page for her details or email us for an introduction.
Use your Jeweler
Many clients already know a jeweler and prefer to utilise this relationship. We totally understand and to be honest it is sometimes easier when you already have a certain shorthand with a designer. We do however like you to make sure that your jeweler is familiar with opal and has worked with it fairly often. As you have no doubt gathered, opal is a unique gemstone and not widely available or understood. This means that many jewellers whilst having exentsive experience with other gems and diamonds will not have had the opportunity to work with opal on a regular basis and so may not have the correct equipment or be familiar with the techniques used to handle such a gem. To ensure you are comfortable with your jeweller setting your opal we have designed a checklist of questions to ask your jeweler. In the end, you need to be happy with your choice!
So, whether it’s using us, one of our network or your own jeweler, make sure you are happy!