Friday, February 13, 2015

Opals are Better than Diamonds

This just my opinion, but I find diamonds to be kind of boring. They can be simulated fairly easily with glass and plastic. How great can a gem stone be when the sparkle of saran wrap can be reminiscent of it? I like my diamonds on my drill bits, thank you very much.

found on ebay

Opals on the other hand are beautiful and their shimmering iridescence is hard to replicate. They glow like magic stones from some fantasy world.

They can mimic sunsets and nebula, and who doesn't think extraterrestrial phenomenon are beautiful?

Check out this awesome ring that is reminiscent of a dragon's eye can be found on deviant art. Opals just look like they hold power in a way other gemstone can not.

And if you still have to do diamonds, go for something space-age like this ring. It would look much better with an opal' but opals are probably too fragile for a setting like this.

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  2. Ha! I love how you say you like diamonds on your drills bits because those are such a big thing in my life (making holes in pots for planters, ahhhhh).

    But I totally agree that there are so many nice stones and minerals out there besides diamonds. The ones that look like outerspace are so hypnotizing. One of my faves is labradorite. I like when they're a bit rough on the outer layer but you can see a small, chilling blue glow. So magical.

    1. Sorry I have been so crap at replying to all your lovely comments. I feel like an ass.
      Living in an apartment, I do not get to use my diamond bits as much as I like. Oh well. Do you have a dremel or an electric drill?

  3. Just read this and it reminded me of this post :)

    "October's child is born for woe,
    And life's vicissitudes must know,
    But lay an opal on her breast,
    And hope will lull those woes to rest."

    1. I need an opal necklace then! Oh woe as me!