With its glowing prisms, often compared to star-flecked galaxies, opal is a mesmerising jewel with an other-worldly quality. Today, many of the world’s most extraordinary opals originate from ‘Lightning Ridge’ in Australia, so-called for its opals’ firework flashes of colour.
A timeless talisman
Throughout the ages and across cultures, opals have been a symbol of good fortune. In Arabic legends, opals fall from the heavens in flashes of lightning; the ancient Greeks believed opals gave the gift of prophecy, and the Romans gave its name – ‘Opalus’, meaning ‘precious stone’.
“A testament to its desirability through the ages, the word ‘opal’ stems from the Latin meaning ‘precious jewel’”
When caught by the light, this unique jewel’s coloured prisms flash in rainbow-like colour, making it the perfect choice for High Jewellery that makes a statement, whilst affording our expert craftsmen the opportunity to create pieces that are truly remarkable.
Igniting the spark
The world’s finest opals are brought to life throughout the House’s stunning creations. Given this stone’s unique powers of transformation, each opal is set in such a way as to ignite its unique spark, thus capturing the stone’s striking radiance in all its magnificence.
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