I originally had these Amali Jewelry opal necklaces as part of my Vegas wrap up post, but they’re so magical that I decided they needed to stand on their own.
Do you see what I mean? Have you ever seen an opal like this??
Opals are often mesmerizing, but this thing looks like straight-up magic. It doesn’t look like something that’s supposed to exist…and yet it grew naturally in the earth.
If you want your jaw to drop even further, think about this: Sarah of Amali Jewelry told me that when she works with a stone like this, she has to polish down their plain outside one tiny layer at a time to try to figure out what will reveal the most of the iridescent spectacle within. Such an incredible collaboration of geology and art!
I think this piece looks like a dragon egg, don’t you?
You can see a video of this piece here.
Here are some baby dragon eggs! I mean, some more Mexican opal necklaces from Amali Jewelry.
I love how some of the smaller ones show you the more pedestrian material from the outside of the stone with the crystalline opal magic peeking through. It really drives home the fact that these are rocks from the ground that just happened to contain something incredibly special. The textured settings and delicate golden chains enhance, rather than interrupt, the stones’ natural beauty.
What do you think of these Mexican opal necklaces from Amali Jewelry, my dears?
Do you see dragon eggs too, or do you think I’m being excessively fanciful? Or do you think they look more like some kind of fairy artifact; or perhaps some kind of gorgeous extraterrestrial object? Let’s hear your theories.
See more from the Las Vegas trade shows here.