27 March 2015

Some Opal Necklaces

In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal. It was also said to confer the power of invisibility if wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and held in the hand.

An 18 karat gold and opal necklace, circa 1904.

An opal bead and diamond necklace.

An opal and gold necklace.

An Edwardian style opal and gold necklace.

A Victorian opal and gold necklace in its original case.

*opal info courtesy of Wikipedia.com