Professional Jeweler Archive: Aussie Opals on Dials

February 2000

Timepieces/News


Aussie Opals on Dials

Each face is unique


A watch line featuring Australian opal dials has entered the U.S. just in time for the Tucson gem and mineral shows. The Classique collection has opals that are graded and “sliced” to optimize the play of color for which the gems are known. As a result, each dial is different.

The watches have Swiss quartz movements and come with bracelets or straps and a certificate of authenticity with the grade of the opal.

  • TradeWinds LLC, Greenville, RI; (401) 949-2427.

– by Michael Thompson

Each opal-dialed watch from Classique is different. Suggested retail, $400 to $1,500, depending primarily on the grade of opal.

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