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Lightning Ridge is known for its dark opals, and the opalized plant and animal fossils in and around its mines.
And a tentacle seems much less menacing when set with fire opals, rubies, and diamonds.
The discovery of a set of rare Australian opals, whose naturally varying blue tones recalled the wonders of the ocean, seemed serendipitous.
As her 63-year reign trudged on, Queen Victoria amassed a grand collection of jewels: rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, of emeralds, sapphires, opals, more sapphires (Albert, says Prentice, had a particular fondness for the blue stone).
Her most recent collection, Prisma, plays with geometric shapes, such as brass pyramid rings embedded with onyx and opal.
Glowing like opals under the midday sun, these salt-crystallizing ponds stretch across 27 square miles on the coast of Western Australia near a tiny, remote town with the curious name of Useless Loop.
The clock’s glowing faces are made of opal, valued at $10 million to $20 million, according to some estimates.
The Rose collection features rings in white chalcedony, diamonds, and sapphires ($29,000) and necklaces in pink opal and amethyst (price on request), as well as watches and bracelets.
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First Known Use: circa 1586See Words from the same year
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