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October Birthstone Opal

Opal, the national gemstone of Australia, is deposited at low temperatures, and is commonly found in marl, sandstone, limonite, rhyolite and basalt, but can occur in the fissures of most any type of rock. Almost all of the world’s opals come from Australia, and South Australia produces 80% of those. The water content of the […]

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$3 Million Black Opal Finds Unlikely Guardian

It’s like something out of a movie: a down-on-his-luck miner spends his whole life collecting rocks in search of striking metaphorical gold. Finally ready to give up the effort once and for all, he makes a last, desperate attempt to strike it rich, scrutinizing one particularly grimy rock in his collection. In that moment, he […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Frosty White Cocktails

Frosty White Cocktails While the rest of the country is covered in a blanked of fine frosty white, we’re toasting to a balmy 72 degrees here at Boca Raton’s jewelry headquarters! Rather than running from the frost, we’re positively craving it, and both of these white cocktails certainly fit the bill. On the hand, an […]

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October Birthstones: Opal and Tourmaline

Welcome to the month of October! After a long awaited 10 months, we’re here: in the midst of Football, Fall, Halloween and cooler weather on the horizon. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the month than to introduce the birthstones of October: Opal and Tourmaline. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia who […]

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October Birthstone: Opal

October has the privilege of two birthstones: tourmaline & opal. Today, we’re focusing on opals, which are the more traditional of the two. Opals are formed in fissures of pretty much any rock, but most commonly limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl and basalt. It’s a mineral gem deposit that forms at relatively low temperatures, and it’s […]

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Spotlight On: Opal Jewelry

Today we are spotlighting a gemstone in a league of its own—it is not a crystal, and it actually has a little bit of water in it at all times. Known for its playful color properties, you’ve probably seen opal more abundantly in necklaces or earrings rather than bracelets or rings. This is simply because […]