In recent years, opal engagement rings in particular have seen a surge in popularity. And, with their dazzling appearance and kaleidoscope of colours, it’s easy to see why. Whether it’s because engaged couples are steering away from diamonds, you want to celebrate Australia’s natural resources, or you’re looking for something a little different, an opal engagement ring is bound to delight and impress.
You’re in good company
Traditionally, diamonds have been the stone of choice when it comes to engagement rings but these days, modern brides are opting for jewels with a splash of colour. From Halle Berry’s emerald and diamond beauty to Kate Middleton’s famous sapphire and diamond ring, coloured gems are giving brides the chance to make a real statement. Other famous names who love opals include Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Cleopatra, and her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
A jewel as unique as you
By far, the most appealing aspect of an opal is its bright flashes of colour that enchant and delight (and happen to match any outfit). Also known as “opalescence” or “play of colour, the colour of your stone can range from fiery reds and vivid oranges, to electric purples and blues, or even luminous turquoise. The type of opal you choose will depend on the colour you’re looking for, so make sure to do your research before investing in your new opal ring.
The stone of love and passion
If you’re a person who loves exploring the significance and meaning behind everyday objects, you’ll love the significance of opal. Often called “The Queen of Gems”, opals are thought to enhance your full potential, elevating your sense of confidence and self-worth, as well as your creativity and originality. In terms of relationships, opals have also historically been associated with desire, love and passion, and said to ensure loyalty and faithfulness!
If you’re considering investing in an opal ring or bracelet, we invite you to visit us in-store at either of our Sydney CBD locations. As Sydney’s opal experts, our team of gemologists and jewellery designers are excited to help you find your next piece of jewellery.