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Opal Facts & Folklore

  • Australian aboriginal tribes believed that opals were the Creator’s footprints on Earth.
  • Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight. 
  • Opals help to control temper and calm nerves. A dream of an opal means that good luck will come.
  • Each opal is made of tiny spheres of amorphous hydrated silica; its water content makes it prone to cracking or crazing (many fine cracks). This can happen if the gem dries out, such as might occur when exposed to high temperatures or long periods of low humidity. The gem is relatively soft, with a hardness rating of only 5.5. (Never place an opal in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner: The vibrations can crack the gem.) 

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Our Opal Collections is gradually growing with the addition of some boulder opal rings, Ethiopian Welo Opals and Orange Fire Opal earrings, pendants and cuff bracelets. We source our opals from Lightning Ridge NSW and Qld Boulder Opals, some are from our Estate Collection and we have some amazing Ethiopian Welo Opals and Orange Fire Opals. 

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