Earrings: 14k yellow gold Australian Boulder Opal (Style EMBOMU470C)

Ring: 18k yellow gold Australian Boulder Opal accented with Tsavorite garnets (Style RBOFF04601518E)


Boulder Opal

Origin: Australia

Phenomenon: Play-of-color

Species: Silicate

Hardness: 5.0 to 6.5 on Mohs Scale

Birthstone Month: October

Boulder Opals are like rainbows preserved 60 million years ago.

One of the few precious stones cut with the host rock as part of the gem, Boulder Opal is one of nature's most remarkable gems.

Boulder Opal is mined in Queensland, Australia. Each piece is hand cut and polished.

Because of the colors, free-form shapes and patterns in the opal, each jewelry design is unique.

Boulder Opal is a very personal gemstone. Each piece has its own individual character, just like people.

With all of the colors of the rainbow, Boulder Opal can be worn with any fashion attire.

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