Opal - October's Birthstone

Opal - October's Birthstone

    Did you know opals are October's birthstone?

    We love opals here! They are a gorgeous gemstone with breathtaking glowing colours, unique patterns (picture stones) and a range of sizes from less than a few centimetres to more than 20cm! There are many types of opals and you can read about them here. One particular type of opal we love are Queensland Boulder Opals. These opals are mined right here in Queensland!


    What makes Queensland Boulder Opals so special?

    Queensland Boulder Opals are truly a marvel of nature. They are formed within ironstone boulders, creating a stunning contrast between the vibrant opal and the dark matrix. This unique combination gives each opal its own distinct character and charm.


    Why choose Queensland Boulder Opals for your jewellery?

    Because of the natural glisten and vibrancy of opals, they make beautiful statement jewellery pieces in rings, earrings, and pendants. Due to each opal being so unique, it means that the jewellery they're used in is truly one-of-a-kind - no one else will ever have the same design as you!


    How to care for your Queensland Boulder Opal jewellery?

    While Queensland Boulder Opals are durable gemstones, they still require proper care to maintain their beauty. Here are a few tips to keep your opal jewellery looking its best:

    1. Avoid exposing your opal jewellery to harsh chemicals, such as household cleaners or chlorine.

    2. Remove your opal jewellery before engaging in activities that may cause physical damage, such as sports or gardening.

    3. Clean your opal jewellery gently with a soft cloth and mild soap. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh cleaners.

    4. Store your opal jewellery in a soft pouch or jewellery box to protect it from scratches and other damage.



    Queensland Boulder Opals are a true testament to the wonders of nature. Their unique patterns and vibrant colors make them a stunning choice for jewellery that will truly stand out. Whether you're looking for a statement ring, a pair of elegant earrings, or a beautiful pendant, Queensland Boulder Opals are sure to make a lasting impression.


    Here at Custom jewellery Co, we work with opals a lot and we have a wide range of opal jewellery available. We also offer services to create custom opal jewellery, if this interests you, get in contact with us and we can discuss design options!

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