The Queen of Gems

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate GemologistOpal, the birthstone for October, is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Gems” largely owing to its display of changing colors and reputation for bringing wearers good luck and hope. One of the most appealing things about these fiery gemstones is that no two are exactly alike. The gemstones are composed of non-crystalline silicon gel that has hardened over millions of years into the form of small silica spheres. These are arranged in very unique and specific patterns, no two of which repeat exactly. Opals come in almost every imaginable color, and in some cases, a single gemstone will hold a whole rainbow of colors. For this reason alone, opals always seem to catch the eye. Luminous opal adds a distinctive play of color to fine jewelry. We offer a variety of jewelry, including rings, pins, bracelets; earrings and necklaces. You will find all of these stunning pieces displayed in our showcases at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or


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