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The contemporary jewellers who are transforming the opal into a covetable gem
Chopard pink opal and diamond set, including a necklace and earrings, from the Red Carpet collection, with pave-set diamond leaves and stem totalling 26ct, from which is suspended bunches of drop-shaded pink opals.
Lydia Courteille. Scarab ring, rubies, orange sapphires and opals, blackened gold. Picture c/o The Jewellery Editor.
Ornella Iannuzzi "Coral Atoll" ring with an Ethiopian Wello opal, set in gold
Nina Runsdorf white gold opal earrings, set with opals, sapphires, emerald and diamond accents (US$14,500).
Harrods showcases spectacular one off jewels to celebrate the major Pearls…
Chopard earrings from the Red Carpet collection, set with white and a chocolate-coloured South Sea cultured pearls, pave-set amethyst lines and diamond-set rondelle spacers (£POA).
Cartier Luxuriant bracelet in platinum, with one 8.02ct opal, one 3.43ct chrysoberyl, one rose-cut diamond, opal beads, emerald beads, emerald eyes and brilliant diamonds. Circa 2012