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This piece is a true celebration of the jeweler’s art. Each discipline from computer modeling to casting to hand fabrication and texturing was used to its fullest to realize this unique design. Our jeweler tastefully placed two leaves to overlay and help secure the customer’s damaged opal. Then, that same leaf design was continued onto the ring, around the bezel, and on the sides of the shank. The leaf texture was rendered meticulously by hand one leaf at a time. Custom jewelry is often a labor of love, and that… read more »More details ›
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Gem in the Spotlight: Opal
The opal has been described as containing the wonders of the skies, sparkling rainbows, fireworks, lightening, the gentler fire of the ruby, the rich purple of the amethyst, and the sea-green of the emerald. Opal’s lore is as colorful as the opal itself. The ancient Greeks felt that the opal gave foresight and the gift of prophecy to the wearer. The Romans believed opal was the symbol of hope and purity. In fact, Pliny, the ancient Roman scholar in about 70 A.D., wrote that opal had the fire of the... read more »