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Berry’s Showcase: Berry’s 18ct White Gold Opal and Diamond Drop Pendant

Often described as a gemstone that embodies the wonders of the skies, the opal gemstone releases gentle sparks of fire and iridescent shades of the rainbow through its unique structure. But the blue opal in particular is as special as it is eye-catching. The rich hue that emanates from the centre of a blue opal stone certainly captures the deepest blue shades of a wintery skyline or a star-draped blanket of midnight-blue sky on a dusky summer’s evening. This Berry’s blue opal and diamond drop pendant is the perfect match for a modern lustrous 18ct white gold setting and we simply adore the way in which it picks up the ice white sparkle of each diamond set around its edge.

Facts about Opal:

Ancient Romans believed that the opal stone gave foresight and the gift of hope and purity. The blue opal is a mineral with a composition similar to that of quartz, and since it has stolen the hearts and admiration of many a gemstone lover, it appears to be the perfect addition to this white gold drop pendant – especially since it’s adorned in plenty of sparkling diamonds. The value of opal lies within the richness of its colour and its layers of shades that give a piece of jewellery its depth and charm.

Vibrant blue opals change their captivating tones of colour depending on the way light hits their surface. This phenomenon is called opalescence. Opal is also the birthstone for October. At a time of the year when cold winter nights are setting in and the possibility of snow is on the forecast, nothing will create more of a dramatic statement than this blue opal and diamond drop pendant when you add it to a classic blue or white dinner dress or an elegant outfit for attending a winter wedding in.

This design:

Exquisite round brilliant cut diamonds create a halo of light around this large oval-shaped opal gemstone. Shoulder to shoulder, the diamonds are nestled next to one another, completed with a pear cut diamond at the top and bottom of the centrepiece. The rich blue opal stone hangs from a bale featuring a diamond pear cluster. Intricately set round brilliant cut diamonds are positioned around this scintillating pear cut diamond centre, leading to another pear-shaped diamond and an accompanying round brilliant cut diamond enrobed within a classic claw setting. This elegant opal and diamond pendant can be removed from its matching 18ct white gold chain which secures to the back of the neck with a refined lobster style clasp.

Pieces to style with this design:

There are many designs from our white gold diamond jewellery collections here at Berry’s that would complement this exquisite opal and diamond pendant. A simple pair of white gold stud earrings or a white gold solitaire diamond ring would show of the natural blue shades of the opal stone with a subtle elegance. At Berry’s we only select the finest diamond jewellery to showcase alongside our own handcrafted designs, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to enhancing this unique pendant. Likewise, if you want to create a striking statement the simple way, why not wear the pendant on its own?

The name opal means “precious”, so whether it’s your birthday in October or not, you can still enjoy this opal and diamond drop pendant in a myriad of different ways throughout the seasons and still feel as precious as this gorgeous design looks all year through.