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There Are Worlds In An Opal

This week I’ve fallen in love with this beautiful pendant.  With its stunning black opal with flashes of ‘blue fire’, and surrounded by claw set diamonds, it is a perfect statement piece. Whilst it may not be my birthstone (which is actually Emerald!), I think it could easily be one of my favourite gemstones. I read a great piece this week in Vogue Online by Alexandra Malmed in which she talks about the hidden meanings and histories of some the more well-known gemstones. Did you know that opals are regarded as one of the luckiest and most magical gems of all time?  ‘According to Arabian legend, opals fell from the heavens in flashes of lightning. In Greek mythology, Gyges found...

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