PHOENIXIntroducing Opals Australia's new evolution Phoenix. Focussing on cutting edge design, refined finish and quality opal, Phoenix has added a new dimension to opal jewellery. Crafted in sterling silver the solid inlay opal is skilfully set, subsequently finished with 18k white gold.
Solid opal can be cut into many shapes. Unlike diamonds and other precious gemstones, it is not cut into facets because this would spoil the play of colour with reflections. Usually it is cut into a softly curved cabochon, or into beads, cameos and various freeform shapes.
SOLID INLAY OPAL
Solid inlay is a relatively new innovation in the manufacturing of opal. Using light crystal opal we cut the opal to fit the jewellery setting. The opal is then bonded and polished into the jewellery, allowing our skilled jewellers to make the opal follow the contours of the piece. Like a doublet, solid inlay enhances and protects the beauty of the opal.
A doublet from Opals Australia is a slice of precious light crystal opal that has been enhanced by bonding ironstone to the back. This gives the opal a black or boulder opal look. Doublets are made to enable people to enjoy the beauty of the precious opal at a more affordable price.