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Jewelry is made from recycled silver and stones, such as moody opals, sapphires, white topaz and labradorite.
Chameleon skin, butterfly wings and opals all contain natural colloidal crystals that allow them to change color; their particles have evolved to be able to modulate the space between them and shift themselves into different configurations.
Ursula has managed to translate natural elements such as hot springs, wood grain, black opals, and sunflowers into hair colors for her clients.
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.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of opal
First Known Use: circa 1586See Words from the same year
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Definition of opal for English Language Learners
: a white or clear stone that reflects changing colors and that is used in jewelry
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