I haven't been gambling for probably 12 years, not since I was married and had children. Each year for my business, I attend trade shows in Las Vegas; I have walked by hundreds of casino tables without any desire to gamble... but this year was different.
Recently, I traveled to Las Vegas with a friend and she suggested we gamble. Business was very good this year and we had a successful show, I was feeling lucky. So, I chose my game, sat at the table, and gambled - for two evenings I gambled. I actually won a nice amount. And what did I do with the money? The next day I went to the American Gem Trade Association show and bought Australian boulder opals and some gemstones. So all these stones carry some vibes of my good luck ;-)
I never buy a stone thinking how I am going to sell it, I buy only stones that "speak" to me, that captivate my imagination.
I only later realized that all the stones I bought were blue or bluish. I probably made this unconscious choice because they reminded me of my travels and places I have visited…
The first pendant's opal reminded me of Claude Monet's Giverny and its paintings.
Dark blue Lapis Lazuli with golden sprinkles reminded me of the starry nights as I saw it in the Alps or in remote valleys of Utah, when you are far, far away from civilization and huge stars are scattered across the dark endless sky right above your head.
Some of the other opals reminded me of the Caribbean Sea and multicolored Yellowstone geysers.
The aquamarine cabochon looks to me like a captured drop of the ocean near Palawan island.
Working on these earrings and pendants, I tried to use diamonds and gemstones that will highlight and bring out the beauty and colors of the opals.
I find opals to be completely magical; some of them look like mini Aurora Borealis, with the wildest plays of colors.
I would love to hear from you and know your reaction to these new designs. Please inquire for pricing.