Jewel of the day: Opal bead necklaces

Opals fascinate me. I love the play of colour and the violets, blues and greens that flash through the more colourful stones. The shorter strand has faceted rock crystal spacers. I am fairly hard on my jewelry so an opal ring would be a bad idea for me. The old wive’s tale about opals being bad luck is just that. They are a gel matrix, mostly made up of water (so if they dry out they tend to craze and crack slightly), which makes them more fragile than most stones. So they are more prone to breaking because of their innate nature, and not because of any black cloud you may be under!


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