14k yellow gold Purple Garnet earrings (Style ECO052GPXCI)
14k yellow gold Opal Doublet earrings (Style EDBT01-10I)

(2)14k yellow gold paperclip Opal Doublet bracelets (Style BOD341-7I)
14k yellow gold Opal Doublet bracelets (Style BDBT18-36I)

14k yellow gold Opal Doublet ring accented with diamonds (Style RMDBT5A439CI)


Opal Doublet

Origin: Australia

Phenomenon: Play-of-color

Species: Silicate

Hardness: 5.0 to 6.5 on Mohs Scale

Birthstone Month: October

Opal Doublets are the best color value in Opals as they show the full color of the Opal.

To create Opal Doublets, we use thin Opal layers and epoxy the Opal to an ironstone backing.

We use a black epoxy to best show the color of the Opal.

As doublets are an assembled gemstone, care should be taken to avoid ultrasonic cleaners and soaking in water or steam.

It is recommended to treat them as carefully as pearls: last on in the morning and first off in the evening.

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