The opal is a stone close to my heart.
So that’s a bit of an Aussie thing, but sometimes you have to just let yourself be proud of where you come from! Good and, well, less glamorous… (Remember Crocodile Dundee’s “throw another shrimp on the barbie, mate!” ?!!)
Everyone wears them in Australia, and I have a small white one I have worn on a fine gold chain for over a decade now. It’s very subtle and beautiful, and completely timeless. But what I love most about it, is that it’s very similar to one my grandmother wears. When I visit her in Sydney, we always check that the other is wearing theirs – a little like a friendship necklace, but far more special than that.
So when I came across WWAKE, I fell hard.
(Ok, so that was partially my jaw because their prices are a tiiiny bit higher than what my modest opal necklace was years ago)(But they do use diamonds, ooh)
I love that there’s a company making opals (internationally) cool again, and with thoughtful design that speaks to a more modern audience. It’s this very subtle touch of color that you can bring to your everyday jewelry that’s not overwhelming and, for me, it’s a little piece of home… In the form of a really beautiful ring that I want to wear every day.
Are you an opal convert yet? Or what’s your most beloved stone?