Opals Made Holly Valance Look Like A Princess On Her Wedding Day

Opal as a gem we usually expect to see in rings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces but Australian actress, singer and former model Holly Valance found them another use. On the 29th of September this year, Holly Valance tied the knot with her property multi-millionaire beau Nick Candy. The glittering ceremony was held in Los Angeles in front of the “big stars” and well-heeled people like Simon Cowell, Sir Elton John, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and their mother Sarah Ferguson. The rumour has it that the couple (meaning Nick) spent almost 5 million dollars on their fairy-tale wedding, of...

Find Out Why Are Opals Mainly Located in Australia

Why are Opals mainly located in Australia? This valuable gem is mainly located Down Under. For that reason, Australia is the World Heavyweight Champion in opal production. Its nearest challenger is Mexico with minor percentage of production. In fact, almost 95% of opals come from Australia which means that the share of all other countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, Czech Republic and some parts of United States of America, in the world’s opal market supply in less than 5%. The most famous opal locations in Australia are Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy, Andamooka, White Cliffs, and Cunnamulla dis...

Are Opals Really Bad Luck The History Behind the Truth

Rumors are one of the most powerful forces in the world and rumor has it that opals bring bad luck to the one who wears them. Although rumors spread rapidly, most of the time the person who started the gossip remains unknown. However, that is not the case with opals because how this rumor started is a well-known fact. Scottish poet and a historical novelist, Sir Walter Scott, published a novel “Anne of Geierstein" where he described how opal brought nothing but bad luck to the main female character. Sir Walter Scott's bestselling novel managed to jeopardize opal in the market for almost hal...

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