There’s something so beautifully mysterious about opal jewellery. Each precious opal gemstone is quite unique and therefore no two pieces of opal jewellery, even in the same style, will look the same. This is caused by the wonderful rainbow of colours that are contained within each opal, called a “play of light”.
Shakespeare said of opal “that miracle and queen of gems”.
Opal is the birthstone for October and is the gemstone that celebrates the 14th Wedding Anniversary.
We talk about this in our blog “October Birthstone – Opal”. In this blog, we look at some of the best opal jewellery – from classic opal earrings, stunning opal necklaces and pendants as well as the most beautiful opal bangles and bracelets we could find.
Take a look and see if you get some inspiration from these wonderful shimmering gemstones.
Silver or Gold Inital Pendants with Opal – C W Sellors
These gorgeous initial pendants with opals, from C W Sellors. In either 9ct gold or 925 sterling silver, each have a polished opal gemstone set in the curve of each initial.
21″ Antique 18ct Gold Opal Riviere Necklace 26 ct – Lilicoco
Beautiful, perfectly shaped oval opals, in a graduation design, hang from a gold chain on this lovely antique opal necklace from Lilicoco. The necklace is a good length at 21 cm long and the design means the gemstones lay really nicely against your neckline.
Classic Oval Pendant and Stud Earrings – QP Jewellers
14k Yellow Gold Open Circle Drop Earrings with Blue Opal – Melissa Joy Manning – Browns Fashion
These gorgeous drop opal earrings with a hook fitting are designed with three open circles of gold, in which a beautiful blue, faceted teardrop shape opal gemstone hangs from the bottom, giving a lovely play on light.
White Enamel, Triplet Opal & White Opal Drop Earrings – Gemondo
In breathtaking blue opal, with a fabulous design of white enamel and sparkling white topaz, this is opal jewellery at its best! Two ovals of blue opal sit on top of each other, surrounded by a frame of enamel and topaz in a mismatched style.
Teardrop Opal Drop Earrings with Diamonds in Gold – QP Jewellers
A pair of opal earrings you will reach for again and again. These 9ct gold continental-style fitting earrings feature a teardrop-shaped shimmering opal with five sparkling diamonds set on the earring hook. The colours will go with any outfit and these earrings will go equally with casual wear or dressed up for a party.
9ct Gold Opal Flower Earrings with Pearls – QP Jewellers
It’s hard to capture ‘pretty’ and ‘elegant’ at the same time, but these earrings do it very well. With four opal petals making the prettiest flower which hangs from 9ct gold continential-fitting earrings. Under the flower hangs a single, round white pearl.
These opal earrings are gorgeous and something you won’t see anyone else in.
9ct Gold Victorian Style Five Opal Ring
You can’t talk about opal jewellery without looking at opal rings, and even the most classic of design can look simply sublime! This classic style ring has a timeless appeal, in solid gold this opal ring has been set with five shimmering opals in a fancy setting.
Blue Opal and Diamond Ring in Gold – Gemondo
A lovely take on a trilogy ring, this 9ct yellow gold ring features a central, oval opal with a rainbow of colours, surrounded on either side by a brilliant-cut diamond. Lovely and so sparkly!
Oval Opal and Diamond Gold Ring – Carathea
A classic oval opal has been given a modern twist with three small diamonds sitting in a triangle or leaf design, each side of the main gemstone, oval. Set in a 9ct gold band and setting, this is a lovely modern twist on a classic ring.
Opal and Diamond Cluster Ring in Gold – Lilicoco
What could be better than a shimmering oval precious opal surrounded by sparkling diamonds on a simple gold band? A very elegant design that has a timeless appeal. This antique rings ticks all the boxes.
Gold Bangle with Australian Opal, Sapphire and Diamond – WWAKE at Browns Fashion
With a 0.15 ct Australia opal, a blue sapphire and a shimmering diamond set on an 18ct gold bangle, open at the back for ease of application. This is stunning a piece that will be treasured forever.
Raw Opal Bangle – LeaSpirit
These rather lovely silver or gold plated bangles have been set with raw opals in an organic setting. A lovely piece to add to your opal jewellery collection.
To Sum Up…
There is an array of opal jewellery to choose from on the market. Necklaces can be slightly trickier is in finding opal necklaces with stones that don’t look too mismatched. With every opal gemstone being unique it is wonderful capturing that unique quality that IS what opals are about but, with a necklace, we don’t want the gemstones to look too mismatched.
Hopefully, this little collection will whet your appetite and tempt you to try this most wonderful of gemstones, the precious and stunningly beautiful, opal.