Opal Jewelry Culture
Opal jewelry is known for the dazzling array of internal coloring and some varieties can even express every color in the visible spectrum. We have an outstanding selection of Native American opal jewelry highlighting the color and beauty of this popular stone.
Opal is a semi-transparent mineral that gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus," which literally translates to precious stone. It's not hard to see why so many cultures throughout history held such high regard for opal. It is truly a captivating stone that has mystified and inspired people for centuries.
Our selection includes blue opal jewelry featuring brilliant man-made stones that never fail to catch the eye. Many cultures believe opal is one of the most powerful healing stones. The blue variety is believed to soothe erratic emotions and improve courage.
Others believe it is the stone of love, but will bring misfortune to an unfaithful lover. Another mystical theory claims opal jewelry will enhance the ability to communicate with your heart and overcome harmful addictions and habits.
Opal is a semi-transparent mineral that gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus," which translates to precious stone. Roughly 97 percent of the world supply of precious opal comes from Australia, but manmade varieties have become increasingly popular with opal jewelry artists thanks to the wide array of colors and styles available.
Native American artists also work this versatile stone into their opal jewelry designs. Navajo, Zuni, Pueblo and Hopi tribes all have great examples, including opal link necklaces.
The stone complements perfectly other materials commonly used in American Indian jewelry designs, such as oyster shell and turquoise. These Southwestern styles are all about creativity, craftsmanship and tradition.
Many of our pieces reflect the taste and style of a particular artist while respecting the traditions and narratives that make Native American jewelry so popular. We strive to offer the highest quality items at the best value in the industry.
At SilverTribe, we have a leading selection of opal jewelry from some of the most talented artists in the business. Whether you are looking for an opal bracelet set in sterling silver or an opal necklace adorned with other beautiful materials, we have a stunning selection to match any budget or style.
We also have a great inventory of opal rings in several stunning colors, including blue, pink and multicolored varieties. Our opal pendants and opal earrings are also very popular with customers looking for a stunning and long-lasting piece of Native American jewelry.
Keeping Opal Stones Beautiful
Opal is sometimes treated with dyes or resin to enhance the color and durability and ensure a long, beautiful life. It's a good idea to avoid temperature swings, chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners. Opal stones are treated in a variety of ways and are commonly impregnated with dye and resin to enhance color and durability. Many varieties of opal on the market today are lab created. We always do our best to offer the highest quality of stones available and only knowingly accept certain forms of treatment.