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I have always loved jewelry pieces that were one of a kind and eye catching. The problem I had with some of those pieces is that they were usually costume jewelry or cheaply made. Within one or two wears, they would some how fall apart and there would be no way of fixing them. Many of you fellow J.Crew or Kate Spade jewelry lovers know what I'm talking about. I decided that I wanted to create pieces that would make people stop and stare, but that would also be passed down generations without fear of falling apart. When it comes to colored stones in my designs, I focus on opals. Out of all the different stones, Opals have an incredible mesmerizing effect. Every woman is unique in her own way, so why shouldn't every piece of jewelry be one of a kind too?
The thing I love most about opals, is that no two opals are alike. You can try to match them in an earring pair, but of every bit of fire and color is original to a single stone. I try to create settings that showcase the opals rather than take away from their natural beauty.
In ancient times, people believed that opals contained lightning and were sourced from the sky. And if pink and champagne diamonds weren't reason enough to move to Australia... Now there's a better reason; over 90% of the world's opals are sourced in Australia.
Any comments or questions are always appreciated! : )