We love the winning opal piece of this year's JCK Jeweller's Choice Awards.

When will we start loving opals in Australia? Surely no one believes they are bad luck anymore.  Really they are one of nature's most incredible designs.

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Handcrafted 18k yellow gold ring with 4.33 ct. black opal center, 0.46 ct. t.w. trillion-cut tsavorite, 0.24 ct. t.w. round blue sapphires, and 0.42 ct. t.w. brilliant round diamonds; $26,500; Omi Privé, West Covina, Calif.; 877-664-4367; omiprive.com

Our second favourite is the super sleek design of this Tahitian pearl and platinum ring that from the $2,501-$10,000 category.


Octopus Ring in 18k white gold with diamond pavé, round Tahitian pearl, and diamond and rose gold suction cups; $10,000; Hector Hassey, NYC; 646-489-3540; hectorhassey.com

Here are some of the other inspired designs

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By Parlé Jewelry Designs                                                        By Shy Creation

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By Zeghani by Simon                                                                By Jye’s International