With its vivid play of colour and stunning iridescence set againt a deep midnight background, Australian Black Opals from Lightening Ridge are the most highly prized of all the Opals. At Matthew Ely, one of the most common questions we get asked is why the value of opal differs so vastly from piece to piece.
Selecting the perfect engagement ring to symbolise your love and start your life together with your partner should be special and exciting, but can be a tad overwhelming. However, there are key considerations to keep in mind that will help you easily select the ideal engagement ring that will last an eternity.
An amalgamation of exquisite opulence and breathtaking beauty, we are proud to introduce the first Opal Ring, featuring a rare black Opal.
Soon to be on display at the Woollahra boutique, this spectacular piece is crafted from a truly extraordinary 25 carat black Opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia’s premier Opal region.
With a vision of contemporary magnificence in mind, this piece was adorned with custom-cut white diamonds and sapphires. This modern piece is also set in black rhodium plated white gold, giving it a sense of depth and accentuating the eye-catching aesthetic.
Selecting a wedding band is just as important for the groom, as it is for the bride. For all the soon-to-be grooms out there, we’re here to help you select a wedding band that you will treasure for years to come.
There’s a great deal to consider when selecting your band, so we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding men’s wedding jewellery.
The history behind women’s wedding bands makes them particularly special. Here at the boutique, we love combining the fascinating history of women’s wedding bands with contemporary influences, to create something you will adore for an eternity.
Did you know that women have worn wedding bands since Ancient Egyptian times? History suggests that the wedding ring was worn on the left finger due to the belief that a vein runs from this finger to the heart, a tradition that many of us still follow today.
So you’ve found your dream stone, you have an idea of the cut you prefer and you’ve picked your metal … but did you know there are particular shapes that are more flattering on certain fingers?
The theory follows the formula of balance, specifically, how the length and width of your fingers contrasts against the featured diamond or stone.
If you’d like an insight on the most ideal shape for you, we’ve shared some of our favourite tips below. They’re extremely helpful but it’s important to remember, the perfect ring for your finger is the one you and your partner adore.