Find the most elegant opal earrings here at Purple May. Touted as the birthstone of October, our iridescent gems are like fire caught in stone. Not only are these versatile earrings easy to mix and match but their radiant colours will energise you, helping you face the day head on accompanied by the rich colours to be found in the opal.
Add a splash of light colour to neutrals or bring out the colour of your eyes with a set of opal earrings, completing your overall look.
The history of the opal
Opals have inspired many myths in cultures the world over. One in particular is that these gems are the physical embodiment of the rainbow goddess who fell to earth from the lofty heavens. Another is that opals are a symbol of all virtues as all the colours (related to another stone) are all represented in the multicoloured stone.
Opals have been a staple in the Australian jewellery industry too, boasting some of the world’s best quality opals. Excavation of the stones began in the mid 19th century in NSW, spreading to other prime locations and creating a thriving industry. Opal production sat at $46+ million in 2008, supporting many communities in the nation.
It’s no wonder the opal is Australia’s national stone, also known to the aborigines as “fire in the desert.”
Purple May Jewellery
Ouropal jewellery showcases Purple May’s dedication to artisanal crafted jewels that can be worn for all occasions. From our opal earrings to ournecklaces and rings.
Not only do ourgold based earrings boast high quality materials and skilled craftsmanship, but our unique set stones, including others such aspearls,topaz,sapphire,tourmaline, add an incredible touch of personalisation and character to each item.
All of the gold used in our pieces are new and come from purely Australian sources. Meanwhile our stones are incredible quality, with all our pieces designed in such a way to showcase the natural beauty of each stone and the person wearing them.
Find the perfect piece to express your uniqueness with Purple May.