Earrings: 18k white gold Australian Black Opal accented with Tsavorite Garnet (Style ENBFF8921860Q)
Ring: 18k white gold Australian Boulder Opal (Style RBR4A2505Q)
Hardness: 5.0 to 6.5 on Mohs Scale
Birthstone Month: October
The ancient romans regarded Opal as the Queen of gemstones because it emcompasses all the colors of the rainbow.
The most valuable variety of Opal, Black Opal, has dark body color which beautifully accentuates the play of colors within the gemstone.
The silica spheres in Opal form a stunning variety of patterns with names like Peacock Feather, Chinese Script, and Pin-Fire making every Opal truly unique.
The Gem Junkies have dedicated 2 whole podcast episodes to Opals and all its forms.
Part I: Opal, Queens Victoria and a sassy shoulder
Part II: White man in a hole