Opals? Oh, Please!

August 1998

Gemstones & Pearls:New Products

Opals? Oh, Please!

Delicate and iridescent intrigue

Opal symbolizes confidence, purity and serenity.

Those with a New Age bent believe it can be used to reach the highest spiritual level and increase internal vision.

For the more traditional, opal is considered a good luck charm. Looking at the following designs, how could you possibly think it would bring you anything else?

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Opal pendant with a 0.10-ct. diamond is attached to a rope chain in 14k gold.
Golden Sun Fine Gold Jewelry, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 909-6501 or (505) 275-7677, fax (505) 271-6223.

14k kissing Dolphins surround a 10mm-by-8mm opal and one 0.8-ct. diamond. Keystone price, $900.
Steven Douglas, San Pedro, CA; (888) 696-8080 or (310) 831-6069, fax (310) 831-2956.

Natural blue-green opals are featured in this high-polish, die-struck, hand-soldered bracelet. Suggested retail, $529.
W.E. Richards, Attleboro, MA; (800) 343-3978, fax (800) 435-2124.

14k gold ring features five-star channel-set opal inlay and 0.28 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $4,050.
Kabana, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 521-5986 or (505) 843-9330, fax (505) 843-9624.

14k gold intarsia pendant is designed to hang on an omega chain. It features natural colored Australian opal, lapis and malachite. Also available with onyx. Triple keystone, $169 without omega.
Idaho Opal & Gem Corp., Pocatello, ID; (800) 635-9800 or (208) 233-4059, fax (208) 233-0120.

Inspired by ancient mosaics, this opal ring is crafted in 18k gold.
Bagley and Hotchkiss, Santa Rosa, CA; (800) 621-4169 or (707) 544-8557, fax (707) 542-0718.


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