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Opal: This Season's Hottest Rock

December 03, 2014

An image of uncut rough Australian opal

With leading jewellery designers around the world increasingly captivated by the allure and versatility of opal, the gem now features in some of the most eye-catching and luxurious jewellery pieces created today.

From coastal hues to swirling spectrums of bold colour that shimmer and shift in the light, opal’s natural beauty makes it one of the most sought after stones this season.

Parisians are especially attracted to opal’s inner fire and mystery – jewellery designers at Cartier recently crafted a platinum bracelet featuring a 57.95 carat Australian opal which is so spectacular it even has its own name, ‘Opal Austral’ (and possibly its own postcode at that size!).



 

And Louis Vuitton jewellery designer Lorenz Bäumer is also a fan, with the centerpiece of the fashion house’s latest high jewellery collection, Acte V, featuring an 87.92 carat Lightning Ridge black opal.

While we can all daydream of one day owning such magnificent opal jewellery ourselves (a lottery win would really help), each opal unearthed in Australia is precious and unique, no matter what the size.

To get you started with your own opal jewellery collection and on trend for summer (winter for our friends in the northern hemisphere), Black Star Opal offers a complete range of stylish, contemporary opal jewellery to suit all tastes and budgets.

To see the full collection visit our shop where we feature bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and charms in the finest quality silver and gold – or browse our unset opals and design your own signature piece.

Either way, opal really is the hottest rock around at the moment and a perfect gift to share with a loved one this Christmas, or just treat yourself. You deserve it.





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