Opal is October's birthstone and loved for its rich play of colours, with each one being completely unique. At Kernowcraft we have a huge category bursting with various opals including Australian boulder opals, opal doublets, opal triplets, wood pipe opals, solid white opals and more.
We asked our customers on Facebook to share their handmade opal jewellery designs and we were blown away
We hope this post gives you some ideas for your next make! If you have any questions, get in touch with our friendly team - we'd love to help.
"This is the beautiful Australian opal I had in the workshop last week. It was originally a diamond cluster ring but the customer wanted it made into a pendant. It had every colour under the sun!"
- Louise Banks
We are in love with these Australian opal doublet rings made by Jenny from Sea Surf Rocks. Each ring is completely unique with an amazing fire within.
Opal doublets are extremely popular and consist of a very thin slice of precious opal that is cemented on either common opal or another host rock. Doublets usually have an intense fire and reveal stunning colours.
Katherine Lawrie creates a lovely feather pendant using metal, featuring a beautiful opal as the centre piece.
Solid white opals are completely made out of opal material with no other host rocks involved. This is the most commonly available opal, coming in a whole rainbow of colours to make your designs unique.
We love a geometric design here at Kernowcraft! Kerry George shares her design using opal briolette beads, which have a magnificent fire.
Briolette beads are a great choice for pendant and earring designs. Our Ethiopian opal briolettes are just gorgeous, with amazing opalescence fire of blues, greens, reds, golds and ultraviolets.
Oonagh Pebbles Knowles creates a beautiful sterling silver and copper necklace with featuring three opals.