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Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry344 of 763Antique Mini Coin Brooch wih Glass Lid Centerpiece Marked AARIJKSMUSEUM Amsterdam, special collection antique jewelry
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Opal comes from the Latin “opalus” which itself is derived from the ancient Greek “opallios” that means “to see a change”. The very original etymology however is believed to be from the Sanskrit “upala” that means gemstone. This suggests that during Roman times opals potentially came from India. Opals are fabulolus gemstones because they don’t display a single colour, they display a many! Hence why ‘play of colour’ is an appropriate term to use when referring to opals. Opals can change colour depending on which angle you are look at them, what light you are viewing them in, and even dependent on weather conditions. I simply adore these gemstones.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
    2. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Absolutely in love with all 3!
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
    4. Peterdrury Peterdrury, 8 years ago
      wow. the left one close up is so colorful.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
    6. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Love those milk opals!
    7. watchnut, 7 years ago
      Excellent collection,I can only hope.

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