Commonly known as the birthstone of October, opals are an Australian classic known as the “fire of the desert” by some aboriginal communities.
Our ring collection not only uses the finest Australian opals but sets them in unique and elegant designs that celebrate the stone as well as the wearer.
No matter your outfit or skin tone, opals are a great jewel for anyone to wear due to their versatility and their full spectrum of radiant colours. Match them with your neutrals for a pop of colour or wear them with a set of opal earrings to bring out the colour in your eyes.
A brief history of opals
Having found a market in the 1800’s, Australian opals began being mined in NSW with additional locations popping up in QLD and SA. Not only were these stones appreciated for their beauty but also for supporting the communities that sought and sold them within Australia.
Many myths and stories surround the humble opal, such as Asian folklore suggesting that opals are the physical embodiment of the rainbow goddess who fell to earth. Opals were also believed to represent the virtues due to their broad spectrum of colours.
With a history of admiration and appreciation for such a unique stone, PurpleMay seeks to bring the beauty of the opal to our Melbourne Jewellery enthusiasts and beyond.
We here at PurpleMay pride ourselves on creating unique and elegant pieces of jewellery that not only showcase beautiful craftsmanship but also celebrate the creative expression of each of our clients. What better way to celebrate your unique birth month than with an opal ring that radiates fire from within and complements your personal style?
You can also pair one of our carefully crafted rings with anopal necklace or earrings, as well as peruse our complete collection ofopal jewellery.