A-List Opal Jewellers

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Opal Jewellery - Who's Who of Master Jewellers 

R 060 017aSergio and Stefano Spivach, both trained craftsmen and designers, decided in 1989 to follow in the footsteps of their father Luciano a renowned opal cutter in Italy. The AQA project was born in 2001 to experiment with new forms, geometric and mineralogical interpretations, the use of color and precious materials. AQA Contemporary Opal rings are as one with the stone from which they are born. The rock - boulder - a matrix of ironstone and Opal - becomes the focal point, the subject and the structure of the jewel itself. The metal is moulded to the stone, embracing organic and irregular shapes, acting as a complement and as structural support. The creative process of these brothers and masters is fluid and finds its counterpart in the changing beauty of opal. Rigor, know-how, emotion and harmony are finally the stylistic element. A deep appreciation of opal is combined with quality workmanship giving rise to naturally attractive and harmonious contemporary jewels, the result of skillful research. www.opal.it 

Opal & The Master Jewellers

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Quintessential Gemstone of Art Nouveau Jewellery

The Art Nouveau period occurred during the last two decades of the nineteenth century and into the first  two decades of the twentieth century. The term was taken from La Maison de l'Art Nouveau, a shop opened by the art dealer Siegfried Bing in Paris in 1896. Art Nouveau formed the bridge between the 19th and the 20th century and changed the jewellery industry indefinitely just as the Impressionists changed art forever after.

(pictured: Scarf clip by Georges Fouquet, sporting a lovely Yowah Nut Opal cabochon)

Opal & The Mastery of Colour

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crevoshay1Jewels of fantasy.... Tutti Frutti!

Deliciously delectable like tropical fruit!

Natures Art: designed to inspire Life....

Modern Colourful Creations

The famous French jewellery houses still operating today Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin, and the newest entrant Dior have all recently featured opal in their designs. In the United States Tiffany & Seaman Schepps continue to create opal jewellery. Often the stones are selected in the rough and cut by in-house lapidaries; as does Piaget of Switzerland who create single piece opal faced timepieces.


Sue-White opals29 June 2013
Dear Rainbow Serpent,
Thank you for your email and membership.
It is great to know that you are out there promoting Australia's National gemstone & NSW emblem.
Keep up the good work, I love your concept.
Sue White - Orana Glitz & Glamour Extravaganza Inc Assn.

15 march 2013
Hi Peter,
Colourful characters are key,
your Facebook page and the photos look like there are some fantastic people!
We loved the look of Tarzan of Opalton.
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Alexander fink.PhysicsPHD opal28 Nov 2012
I would like to welcome your information page on opal,
with detailed information about nearly everything their is to know in a general term.
Alexander Fink PhD - Dept. of Physics La Trobe University

5 August 2010
Hi from another opal lover.
Just wanted to say I love your site, a wealth of information.
I always send people to your page for opal info.
Kind Regards
Sean Tapner - Planet Opal

8 july 2010
Dear Rainbow Serpent,
Will be recommending your website as a primary reference to 15 Macquarie Uni media students who will be doing a PR project for us as part of their assessment soon.
Best wishes
Renata - Opalminded

Opalminded recommend opalsinformation6 June 2010
Dear Rainbow Serpent, 
Greetings from Opal Minded In Sydney.
We are all very impressed with your website – one of the best things that has happened to this Industry for a long time. 
We would love to share it with the visitors to our website. 
Would you mind If we post with us links to your website, 
also on our facebook and twitter. 
Best wishes
Renata, John, Nelly, Fabrice and Summer

Fri, Apr 16, 2010 
Good Morning,
I have just found your wonderful website.
I produce a monthly e-newsletter which is circulated to the Tourism businesses in Coober Pedy and neighbouring stations plus the Info Centres around SA & the NT.
I wondered if I could use some of your Opal info in my October Edition (Opal Month), mainly the parts in your “About Opal” section – names, spiritual info etc.
I would obviously reference it to your website noting the address so others could read your site. 
Sandra Harris
Tourism Officer - Coober Pedy Information Centre

5 April 2010
I am wanting to use your site in an assignment as it is a superb example
of a site to use for a primary teaching unit on gemstones.
Many thanks,