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Chaumet Paris Electric Blue Opal Onyx Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Dating back to the 18th century Chaumet was the court jeweler to Napoleon. Fast forward a few hundred years of bejeweled starlets, empresses and socialites to this design, known as ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Onyx, Opal, Black Opal, 18k Gold

Australian Opal Necklace 14K Yellow Gold
Located in Barnsley, GB
THIS OPAL HAS THE WOW FACOTOR WHEN IT AUSTRALIAN OPALS WITH THE BRIGHT COLORS YELLOW BLUE GREEN ORANGE RED AS THIS COLOR IS RARE SO MAKES IT VERY VALUABLE. ITS FROM COOBER PEDY FI...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Veschetti 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Multicolor Opal, Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Brescia, IT
"Amuleto": 18 kt Yellow Gold Ring featuring 6.50 carats Multicolor Opal and 0.86 carats Brilliant-cut Diamonds, G-H colour, IF-VS clarity. Diameter: 1.68 cm Italian Standard Sizing: 13
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Sorority Zata Tau Alpha Opal Brooch, 14k White w Black Enamel and Genuine Opal
Located in Austin, TX
This gorgeous sorority pin has 31 gorgeous opals encrusting it. The black enamel in the center really pops with the vivid colors of the natural, genuine opals. The opals were mines ...
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20th Century Retro Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Enamel, 14k Gold, White Gold

295 Carat Opal Mosaic Beads, Gem Quality with Fancy Yellow Gold Diamond Clasp
Located in Tustin, CA
295 carats of the most gorgeous opal beads you will ever lay your eyes on are available for the first time on 1stdibs. 40 perfectly round beads, approximately 10 mm in size, are made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold

Alex Jona Opal White Diamond Yellow Gold Pendant Earrings
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold pendant earrings set with 4 opals weighing in total 4.48 carats, F Color, VVS Clarity and white diamonds weig...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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White Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Tanzanite Diamond Ring 5.02ct 18k White Gold
Located in Barnsley, GB
A wow factor for our tanzanite rings this very rare 5.02ct Tanzanite ring 84 diamonds and set in 18k white gold. It stands out in this pear cut too and if you need a different ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Lika Behar Opal Doublet 24 Karat Gold Oxidized Silver Drop Necklace
Located in Dallas, TX
Opal Doublet Drop Necklace handcrafted by acclaimed jewelry maker Lika Behar featuring a stunning Australian blue opal doublet with rainbow fire, bezel-set in 24k gold and attached t...
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2010s Artist Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Gold, 24k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver, Mixed Metal

14 Karat Yellow Gold Vintage Opal and Diamond Ring
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: custom design Material: 14K yellow gold Diamonds: 14 round cut = .44cttw Color: H Clarity: SI1 Dimensions: ring top measures 26.5mm wide Ring Size: 6.75 (please allow two e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat White Yellow Gold 14.50 Carat Australian Opal Diamond Cocktail Ring
Located in Sunnybank, AU
18 Karat White Yellow Gold 14.50 Carat Australian Opal Diamond Cocktail Ring Handmade 18kt yellow and white gold wire cluster cocktail Ring. 18Karat white gold setting head. Center ...
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1990s Art Deco Opal Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold

Alex Jona Opal White Diamond Yellow Gold Stud Earrings
Located in Torino, IT
Alex Jona design collection, hand crafted in Italy, 18 karat yellow gold stud earrings set with 2.15 carats of opals surrounded by 0.21 carats of white diamonds (F Color, VVS Clarit...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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White Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Dalben Fish Shape Australian Boulder Opal Rose Gold Earrings
Located in Como, IT
Dalben design 18k rose gold matte finishing stud earrings with two fish shape Australian Boulder opals weight 2,15 carats . opal fish dimension: 14,3x9,9 mm 13,1x8,4 mm You can als...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

1.68ct Crystal Opal Earrings with .04ct Diamond Accent in 18k Matte Yellow Gold
Located in Santa Monica, CA
These earthy Winton Australian Crystal Opal Earrings are 1.68ct and are accented with .04ct vs quality Diamonds set in 18k Matte Yellow Gold. The Opal drop is attached by a hinge fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Lapis Opal Bracelet in Sterling, Genuine Indian Blue Lapis and Opal Bracelet
Located in Austin, TX
Indian designed and made, this bracelet has loads of personality! The lapis is the highest grade as a rich blue color and the triangle inlay of opal really “pops” off the blue of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver

Vintage Large Oval 14k Gold Pendant Necklace w/ Carved Opal Cameo & Diamond Halo
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have a large and absolutely stunning vintage pendant that was crafted in solid 14k yellow and white gold. The pendant features a magnificent cameo of a veiled woman which was...
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Mid-20th Century Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Boulder Opal with Ruby, Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings in 18 Karat Gold
Located in Bangkok, TH
Boulder Opal 11.30 carats with Ruby 0.63 carat, Diamond 0.27 carat and South Sea Pearl Earrings set in 18 Karat Gold Settings Width: 2.0 cm Length: 4.5 cm Total Weight: 19.74 gram...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, South Sea Pearl, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Pink Opal Pink Sapphire 22 Karat Gold Handcrafted Drop Contemporary Earrings
Located in New York, NY
Rose earrings. These subtle pink color drop earrings will make an elegant addition to any outfit. They are comfortable and are easy to coordinate with any outfit. The inspiration fo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Opal, Pink Sapphire, Multi-gemstone, 18k Gold...

Opal Doublet Diamond Pearl White Gold Pendant
Located in Lucerne, CH
Delightful pendant in white gold 18 karat set with an Opal doublet plate of 1.8 cm / 0.7 inches in diameter. Very nice play of color consisting of red, blue, green and purplish patch...
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1990s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Pearl, White Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rose Quartz Nugget, Pink Opal Bead Necklace, 156 Grams
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For someone who loves pink and is ready to make a statement, this rose quartz nugget and pink opal necklace is for you! 7 large, crystalline, tumbled rose quartz nuggets with gorgeou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Opal Jewelry

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Multi-gemstone, Opal, Quartz, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold 1.77 Karat Fire Opal 0.40 Karats Sapphires Tiger Necklace
Located in Rome, IT
Here there is and amazing feisty pendant necklace with a blue tiger pendent handmade of silver sterling blue rhodium mandarin sapphires fire opal brown diamonds and yellow gold. Due ...
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2010s Modern Opal Jewelry

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Sapphire, Brown Diamond, Opal, Rhodium, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Opal Diamond White Gold Dangle Earrings
Located in Berlin, DE
Set decorated with an 2 round- and 2 teardrop-shaped opal bordered by 192 diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds weighing circa 1,57 ct. Mounted in 18 K white gold. Millegrain setting. ...
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Mid-20th Century Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold

Australian Opal Ring Sterling Silver
Located in Barnsley, GB
AUSTRALIAN OPAL RING STERLING SILVER WHICH SHOWS OFF VERY BRIGHT COLORS BLUE GREEN YELLOW AND IF YOU NEED A DIFFERNT SIZE LET US KNOW. WEIGHT: 2 grams (whole ring) gem opal weight...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Sterling Silver

14 Karat White Gold Oval Shaped Australian Opal Ring with Diamond Halo
Located in Tustin, CA
Very pretty ladies estate 14 karat white gold oval shaped Australian opal ring surrounded by a halo of 10 round diamonds. The diamonds have a combined total weight of .50 carat with...
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20th Century Modern Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 14k Gold, White Gold

1980s Buccellati Vintage Opal Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Oval Clip On Earrings
Located in Miami, FL
These classically distinct clip-back Vintage Buccellati earrings are crafted in finely textured 18K yellow gold. Designed as alluring oval plaques, they are centered with a pair of e...
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1980s Vintage Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

40.8 Carat Fire Opal Diamond 18 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace
Located in Hoffman Estate, IL
Cast in 18 Karat gold, this beautiful pendant features 40.8 carats of fire opal & 1.16 carats of sparkling diamonds. FOLLOW MEGHNA JEWELS storefront to view the latest collection &...
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21st Century and Contemporary Artisan Opal Jewelry

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Kian Design 18 Carat Yellow Gold Boulder Opal Pendant and Neoprene Necklace
Located in South Perth, AU
Boulder Opale Neck piece Three beautiful Australian Boulder opals are each set in chenier settings with four fine claws, alternating with petite bezel set diamonds. This unique 18ct...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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White Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Margherita Burgener Brown Diamond Pink Opal 18 KT Gold Handcrafted Cufflinks
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Italy as unique piece, they feature a natural brown diamond pavé set bombé motif in the centre and a line of small brown diamonds in the T bar. 18 KT white gold g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Brown Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Aquamarine Pink Opal 18 Kt White Gold Diamond Earrings
Located in Valenza , IT
Handcrafted in Italy in Margherita Burgener family workshop, the earrings are centering two aquamarine drops framed by a line of diamonds surrounded by inserts of pink opals. Suspen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Aquamarine, White Diamond, Opal, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Medal Necklace Chunky Chain Virgin Mary Opal Coin Pendant J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bronze Medal Necklace on a Gold Filled Chunky Chain Virgin Mary with 3 Opals set around the pendant Coin Pendant J Dauphin Exclusive piece with Virgin Mary pendant with 3 Opals. The...
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2010s Victorian Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Gold-filled, Bronze

Opal Ruby Snake Ring Gold Adjustable Cocktail Ring Fashion J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby Snake Ring With Head and Tail in 14k Yellow Gold and White Gold Adjustable Cocktail Ring Victorian Style J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "The poison in me" made in 14K Yellow Gold H...
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2010s Romantic Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, 14k Gold, White Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Opal Ruby Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby 14k Yellow Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "The poison in me" made in 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Opals and Ruby eyes. The serpent, or sna...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Gold, White Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

White Diamond Opal Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White Diamond Opal 14k Gold Snake Ring Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "The poison in me" made in 14 Karat Yellow Gold with Opals and White Diamond eyes. The serp...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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White Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

Opal Sword Pearl Necklace Virgin Mary Medal J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Sword Pearl Necklace Virgin Mary Medal J Dauphin One of a kind piece with a opal sword in bronze and a thing vintage virgin Mary Medal on a white sweet water pearl Necklace. Th...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Freshwater Pearl, Bronze, Sterling Silver

Opal Gold Earring Crescent Moon J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Gold Earring Crescent Moon J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Moon Child" Made in 14 karat gold and Silver back with Opal This piece come as a single earring. Hand made in Los Angeles Availa...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, Gold

Opal White Diamond Snake Earring Gold J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal White Diamond Snake Earring 14k Gold J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Rock'n Roll Suicide" Made in 14 karat Gold Comes as a single earring Hand made in Los Angeles 3-4 weeks to be made i...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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White Diamond, Opal, 10k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

White Orchid Studio Fiery Light Citrine Welo Opal Topaz Gold Necklace
Located in Athens, GA
A lime-lemon citrine (27.23 cts.) anchors a White Orchid Studio pendant embellished with a moth orchid and vanilla beans. The pendant drops from a choker of Welo opals. Sky blue to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Citrine, Opal, Topaz, Gold, 14k Gold

Black Diamond Opal Ring Bronze J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Diamond Opal Ring Bronze J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Purple Rain" Hand made in Los Angeles With a modern approach this handmade ring has a unique open-shaped design set with five r...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Black Diamond, Opal, Bronze

Opal Black Diamond Ring Gold Two Finger Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Black Diamond Gold Two Finger Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN Made in 14k Gold A Fashion ring which symbolize love and infinity This piece comes in 3 sizes (Size Us 5 and 6) (Size U...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Black Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Black Diamond Opal Ring Cocktail Fashion Ring Bronze One size J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
5 pcs Black Diamond 5 pcs Opal Ring Cocktail Fashion Ring One size J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Purple Rain" Made in Bronze adjustable Hand made in Los Angeles Custom order your size, ring ...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Black Diamond, Opal, Bronze

Opal Silver Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Silver Gold Victorian Style Cocktail Ring Onesie J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Life on Mars" Open adjustable ring The prongs are made of silver and are holding two opals meanwhile the b...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Opal Ruby Snake Bangle Bracelet Bronze Brass J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ruby Opal Snake Bronze Brass Bracelet Bangle J Dauphin This bangle is inspired by Victorian age. It has 2 ruby eyes and an opal on the head. It can be customized in your size. Han...
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2010s Romantic Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Bronze, Brass

Tourmaline Opal Medal Sacred Heart Sterling Silver Black Pearl Chain Necklace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tourmaline Opal Medal Coin Sacred Heart Silver Black Pearl Chrysoprase Choker Chain 16" Necklace The Sacred Heart (also known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus) has one of the deepest m...
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2010s Victorian Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Black Pearl, Tourmaline, Chrysophrase, Silver, 14k Gold, Gold-filled

Black Pearl Sacred Heart Medal Coin Necklace Opal Pink Tourmaline J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Pearl Sacred Heart Medal Coin Pendant Necklace Silver Opal Pink Tourmaline J Dauphin Turquoise Beads Gold Filled Chain Necklace The Sacred Heart (also known as the Sacred Hear...
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2010s Victorian Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Turquoise, Black Pearl, Tourmaline, 14k Gold, Gold-filled, Silver,...

Fire Opal Gold Filled Chain Necklace Virgin Mary Medal Silver Pendant J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fire Opal Gold Filled Chain Necklace Virgin Mary Medal Silver Pendant J Dauphin Exclusive piece with a Round Virgin Mary Medal in Silver with an Fire Opal Baguette Cut set in a Gol...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, 14k Gold, Gold-filled, Gold Plate, Silver

Opal Ruby Sterling Silver Snake Bangle Victorian Style Animal Jewelry J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby Sterling Silver Snake Bangle Victorian Style Animal Jewelry J Dauphin Hand made in Los Angeles This piece is made to Order and will take 3-4 weeks to be completed.
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Sterling Silver

Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal Coin Pendant Opal Bronze Chain Necklace J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal Oval Coin Pendant Opal Bronze Chain Necklace J Dauphin Exclusive piece with Virgin Mary Miraculous Medal pendant with 3 Opals. The Chain is 23' long but...
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2010s Victorian Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Gold-filled, Bronze

White Diamond Opal Snake Earring Single J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
White Diamond Opal Snake Earring Single J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Rock'n Roll Suicide" Made in 10 k Gold Comes as a single earring Hand made in Los Angeles Historically, serpents and...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Opal Stone Gold Eternity Band Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Stone Gold Eternity Band Ring J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "The lovers" 14 Karat Yellow Gold Ring with White Gold Prongs and Opals This piece is inspired by antique diamond setting pr...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold, White Gold

Opal Black Diamond Mismatch Pair Gold Earrings Crescent Moon J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal and Black Diamonds Gold Earrings Mismatch Pair Crescent Moon J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Moon Child" Made in 14 karat yellow gold Comes as pair Hand made in Los Angeles Originally th...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Black Diamond, Opal, Yellow Gold, Gold, 14k Gold

White Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Opal Tanzanite Cuff Bangle Bracelet Chakra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stud Cuff Bangle with 7 gems following the Seven Chakras starting from Ruby Orange Sapphire Yellow Sapphire Emerald Tanzanite Opal White Diamond Brand: J Dauphin J DAUPHIN stud c...
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2010s Art Deco Opal Jewelry

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Citrine, White Diamond, Emerald, Opal, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Bronze

Medal Virgin Mary Opal Coin Pendant Chain Necklace Gold Filled J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Medal Virgin Mary Opal Coin Pendant Chain Necklace J Dauphin Exclusive piece with Virgin Mary Medal Round Coin pendant in Bronze with a 3 Opals set in gold prong and a gold filled ...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, 14k Gold, Gold-filled, Bronze

Ruby White Diamond Gold Four Finger Snake Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ruby White Diamond Gold Four Finger Snake Ring J Dauphin Made in 14k Gold. The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Historically, serp...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold, 14k Gold

Opal Ruby Bronze Four Finger Snake Ring J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby Bronze Four Finger Snake Ring J Dauphin The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. Historically, serpents and snakes represent ...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Bronze, Brass

Monkey Opal Bronze Spinel Black Bead Necklace J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monkey Opal Bronze Spinel Black Bead Necklace J Dauphin Hand made in Los Angeles Made to order 3-4 weeks to be completed
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Spinel, Opal, Bronze

Black Diamond Opal Infinity Two Finger Ring Bronze J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black Diamond Opal Infinity Two Finger Ring Bronze J Dauphin A Fashion ring which symbolize love and infinity as a sideway eight If out of stock this piece take 3-4 weeks to be com...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Black Diamond, Opal, Bronze

Opal Ruby Snake Necklace Italian Silver Chain J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby Snake Necklace Italian Silver Chain J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "Transformation" Hand made in Los Angeles Available for immediate delivery Historically, serpents and snakes rep...
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2010s Victorian Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Silver, Sterling Silver

Opal Sword Bronze Silver Chain Necklace J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Sword Bronze Silver Chain Necklace J Dauphin Hand made in Los Angeles 3-4 weeks to be completed if out of stock
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Silver, Bronze

Opal Ruby Snake Chain Pendant Necklace Silver J Dauphin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Opal Ruby Snake Chain Pendant Necklace Silver J Dauphin J DAUPHIN "A new life" Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their...
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2010s Contemporary Opal Jewelry

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Opal, Ruby, Sterling Silver

Antique and Vintage Opal Jewelry

Opals were discovered in 400 BC, and since then five types have been found throughout the world. Before you start shopping for mysteriously beautiful vintage opal rings and other opal jewelry, learn about the different varieties of the gem — and find out which historical figure was reportedly willing to trade his kingdom for a single stone.

Here is a little riddle for you: the month of October has two birthstones, but only one of them encompasses the colors of other birthstones. If you guessed opal, you’re right! (The other gemstone associated with the month of October is tourmaline.)

Opals are such unusual gemstones that there are too many old-wives tales associated with them, like if you’re a blond, wearing an opal necklace will protect your locks from losing color. Opals were also very fashionable in the early 19th century, up until the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Anne of Geierstein in 1829. The title heroine wears an opal and succumbs to an untimely death. However, the British monarchy, and in particular Queen Victoria, did not let this story get in their way, and they frequently gifted opals to friends and family members. October babies should disregard the noise and proudly wear their opals!

There are five types of precious opals: boulder opal, fire opal, crystal/water opal, black opal, and white/light opal. Each variety is distinguished by its color.

So, where does the name come from? The word opal is thought to originate from the Roman opalus or from the Sanskrit úpala (“precious stone”) or from the Greek opallios (“to see a color change”). So while there have been many names for the stones, opals were first discovered in 400 BC in Ethiopia. But the early reference that comes up most often in history books is from the Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder, who wrote about it in 75 AD. In his text he refers to it as opali. The Romans were big fans of opal, Mark Antony was so enamored by it that, as the story goes, he was willing to trade a portion of his kingdom for a single opal.

There's a wide variety of antique and vintage opal jewelry on 1stDibs (and you won't have to trade your kingdom for it).