Opal
Properties

Opal is the birthstone for October and takes its name from the word "opalus", which means 'to see a change of colour'. The white opal consists partly of water that is trapped inside the gemstone, which creates its completely unique play of colors. The pink opal does not have the same reflective quality, but instead has been given a creamy pink hue. Read on if you want to know more about opal.

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Birthstone

Opal is October's birthstone along with Tourmaline. Wearing one's birthstone is said to bring good luck. You can wear your own birthstone as a lucky charm or your loved one's birthstone as a symbol of love. Read about October's second birthstone, Tourmaline here.

Symbolism

Opal is the gemstone of creativity, freedom, self-expression and love. Opal is therefore a gemstone that is perfect for creative expressions. Opal is also said to be a love stone - especially the Pink Opal is said to be good for love relationships.

Wedding anniversary

Many gemstones are associated with a special anniversary. Jewellery with Opal is given as a gift on the 14th wedding anniversary.

History

The opal became particularly popular in the mid-1800s because Queen Victoria of England and her daughters had a fondness for expensive jewellery with this precious stone. The opal increased in popularity further in the art nouveau and art deco periods.

Gemology

Opal comes in many colors. Its color is determined by the temperatures and elements that affect the gemstone when it is formed underground. Opal can also have rainbow colored reflections. This is due to water encased in tiny voids within the gemstone. Such opals consist of approx. 20% water. The opal is mainly mined in Australia, but is also found in Brazil, the USA and Mexico, among other places. When measuring the hardness of a gemstone, you use the Mohs Hardness Scale. The scale varies from 1-10, where 10 is the hardest - here lies the diamond, which is the hardest gemstone. Opal lies between 5 and 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Opal jewellery

10-Karat ring with pink Opal 10-Karat ring with pink Opal
RING
10-Karat ring with pink Opal

€365,00

Gold plated pendant with pink Opal Gold plated pendant with pink Opal
PENDANT
Gold plated pendant with pink Opal

€67,00

10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal and Tourmaline 10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal and Tourmaline
EAR POST
10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal and Tourmaline

€149,00

10-Karat ring with Pink Opal and Tourmaline 10-Karat ring with Pink Opal and Tourmaline
RING
10-Karat ring with Pink Opal and Tourmaline

€500,00

10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal 10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal
EAR POST
10-Karat ear stud with Pink Opal

€134,00

Gold plated charm with pink Opal Gold plated charm with pink Opal
CHARM
Gold plated charm with pink Opal

€67,00

Silver ankle chain with pink Opal
ANCKLE CHAIN
Silver ankle chain with pink Opal

€68,40

€114,00

10-Karat pendant with Pink Opal
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PENDANT
10-Karat pendant with Pink Opal

€134,00

Oxidised ring with pink Opal
RING
Oxidised ring with pink Opal

€34,80

€87,00

Oxidised bracelet with pink Opal
BRACELET
Oxidised bracelet with pink Opal

€30,00

€75,00

Oxidised ear piece with Opal
EARPARTY
Oxidised ear piece with Opal

€24,40

€61,00

Silver earrings with pink Opal
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EARRINGS
Silver earrings with pink Opal

€40,20

€67,00

GOLD PLATED PENDANT WITH OPAL
PENDANT
GOLD PLATED PENDANT WITH OPAL

€31,80

€53,00

GOLD PLATED HOOPS WITH OPAL
HOOPS
GOLD PLATED HOOPS WITH OPAL

€64,20

€107,00

Silver pendant with pink Opal
PENDANT
Silver pendant with pink Opal

€28,80

€48,00

18-Karat ring with Opal and Emerald 18-Karat ring with Opal and Emerald
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RING
18-Karat ring with Opal and Emerald

€476,00

€595,00

18-Karat ring with Opal
RING
18-Karat ring with Opal

€465,60

€582,00

18-Karat ear stud with Opal
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Opal

€173,60

€217,00

18-Karat ear stud with Opal and Emerald
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Opal and Emerald

€238,40

€298,00

18-Karat ear stud with Opal
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Opal

€227,20

€284,00

18-Karat ear stud with Opal and Emerald
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Opal and Emerald

€346,40

€433,00

18-Karat ear stud with Opal 18-Karat ear stud with Opal
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Opal

€335,20

€419,00

18-Karat ear stud with Aquamarine and Opal
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EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Aquamarine and Opal

€411,20

€514,00

Silver bracelet with pink Opal
BRACELET
Silver bracelet with pink Opal

€52,20

€87,00

Gold plated ear piece with Opal
EARPARTY
Gold plated ear piece with Opal

€28,80

€48,00

Gold plated ear piece with Opal
EARPARTY
Gold plated ear piece with Opal

€40,20

€67,00

Gold plated ear piece with Opal
EARPARTY
Gold plated ear piece with Opal

€18,00

€30,00

Gold plated ring with pink Opal
RING
Gold plated ring with pink Opal

€48,00

€80,00

Silver earrings with pink Opal and sand Moonstone Silver earrings with pink Opal and sand Moonstone
EARRINGS
Silver earrings with pink Opal and sand Moonstone

€73,20

€122,00

Silver ring with pink Opal
RING
Silver ring with pink Opal

€43,80

€73,00

Oxidised bracelet with grey Moonstone and Opal
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BRACELET
Oxidised bracelet with grey Moonstone and Opal

€132,80

€332,00

RING
18-Karat ring med pink Opal

€756,80

€946,00

18-Karat ear stud with Tourmaline and Opal
EAR POST
18-Karat ear stud with Tourmaline and Opal

€313,60

€392,00