Get off the beaten track with "One in the World" opal jewelry.

Discover an opal jewelry collection not seen anywhere else. Find opals from Mexico, Ethiopia, Peru and Australia. From familiar to exotic, affordable to extravagant. 

Bundle it up for Valentine's Day.

Mexican Cantera Amulet and Pendant Opal Bundles
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Light On Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle - Sheila Marie Opals
Light On Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle
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$99
List price
$118
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Lava Around the Middle Mexican Cantera Bundle - Sheila Marie Opals
Lava Around the Middle Mexican Cantera Bundle
Sale price
$115
List price
$138
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Let It Shine Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle - Sheila Marie Opals
Let It Shine Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle
Sale price
$99
List price
$118
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Let It Move You Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle - Sheila Marie Opals
Let It Move You Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle
Sale price
$99
List price
$118
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Kaleidoscope Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle - Sheila Marie Opals
Kaleidoscope Mexican Cantera Opal Bundle
Sale price
$115
List price
$138
Here's my Opal Story

Opal jewelry that takes you off the beaten track.

It All Started in Mexico

Triple the Opals, Garnet and Pearls

Be more than enough, as you always are, in this triple strand necklace of Peruvian Pink Opals, White Cultured  pearls and Red Garnet.

Make a Statement.

Start a tradition. Keep it in the family with opal jewelry worthy of becoming a family heirloom.

Testimonials

From Our Customers...
Sandi Jo

Ukrainian Opal Charm for Pets

I love the charm I bought that is for helping pets in Ukraine. I also love the eclectic variety of opal jewelry she has available. I'm looking forward to shopping again.

Ukrainian Ethiopian Charm - Sheila Marie Opals
Ukrainian Ethiopian Opal Charm for Pets
Mindy H.

Out of the Blue Ethiopian Opal Bracelet

The color and the quality of the bracelet I bought are great. Apparently my daughter and granddaughter agree because all three of us are sharing, taking turns wearing it!

Karrie M.

Light and Shiny Mexican Opal Earrings

The Mexican Opal earrings I have from her are really nice, I love the shape and color. I've also found great gifts from the Ethiopian Opal Collection. The rainbow designs make such great gifts.

Heather D.

Mexican Red En Cantera Opal Pendant

I purchased a custom opal for my mother from Sheila. The design was beautiful, and the opal so beautiful-the photos didn't do it justice! I appreciate the fast shipping and beautiful packaging. What a great gift!

Louise G.

Ukrainian Opal Charm for Pets

It's a beautiful little charm, it's so nice to know we're supporting animals when we buy it. I also really like the great variety she has for the next time I shop in her store.

Ukrainian Ethiopian Charm - Sheila Marie Opals
Ukrainian Ethiopian Opal Charm for Pets
Amy H.

Over the Top Pink Peruvian Earrings

These earrings are beyond gorgeous and the workmanship is intricate perfection! Sheila is an absolute delight to work with, very patient and accommodating. Do not hesitate to buy from this store!

Over the Top Pink Peruvian Earrings - Sheila Marie Opals
Over the Top Pink Peruvian Earrings

The Rainbow Collection

Rainbow’s Edge Ethiopian Opal Necklace - Sheila Marie Opals

Rainbow's Edge Ethiopian Opal Necklace

Feel the awesome sensation of opals and the free flowing colors of a rainbow, all strung together in one beautiful necklace.

Myths about Opals:

Is it okay to buy an opal for yourself?

Contrary to what many may think, buying an opal for yourself is delightful and fun even if you may have heard otherwise.

Myths about misfortune surrounding opals started in the 1800's with popular literature telling tales of woe for those who owned opals.

It's also been speculated that dealers of diamonds and other gemstones spread false rumors to protect their market share.

I, my fellow opal jewelry colleagues, and many customers have purchased many opals for ourselves and have had nothing but good experiences with them!

Can I wear an opal if it's not my birthstone?

This myth has the same origins as the question above about buying it for yourself...Myths about misfortune surrounding opals started in the 1800's with popular literature telling tales of woe for those who owned opals.

It's also been speculated that dealers of diamonds and other gemstones spread false rumors to protect their market share. 

I was born in March. Some of my customers with October birthdays, but most do not.

Are opals too fragile to wear on a regular basis?

Opals are 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, harder than turquoise, which is 5 to 6 on that scale. I wouldn't consider that delicate or fragile.

I have personally worn opals in the shower, doing housework and other tasks and have never had a problem with any opal.

I would avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and hitting them directly on hard surfaces and will serve you fine.

Can opals be worn in cold temperatures?

I live in Wisconsin where winters very easily get below zero and I have never had any problems with any opal. I wear my opals in winter and have never had an opal damaged by the cold. I also tested all of my varieties in the freezer for two weeks, again, no damage even when I warmed them quickly in my hands. 

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