She’s a vibrant thing. Flashes of colour, dripping with that zest for life that makes raindrops dance. They said she came to Earth riding a rainbow, and you can see why. She’s your eye in every storm, never fails to make you smile. Both good and evil rush in her veins, and that’s why you chose her.
This rough fossil opal was mined in Lightning Ridge, Australia. The opal mining authorities and registries here are very particular about who they give mining licenses. There are strict rules about safety and the size of the mines. These fossil opals come from different family mines. Our Australian supplier is a member of the Opal Association of Australia and assures us that these opals have been ethically sourced.
Each necklace features 5 gemstones and can be shortened up to 3.5 cm (1.4") with the special extension chain. As the gemstones are natural and rough, the colors and size might slightly vary.
Opal is the October birthstone. Flashes of color dancing in a glimmering stone, there’s not much that needs to be said about its beauty. This birthstone is as versatile as it is colorful – use it for playfulness and strength, tenderness and truth, to amplify your karma and keep your cool all at once.
Opal absorbs and reflects light as it dances, and likewise, it picks up thoughts and feelings, desires, and buried emotions, amplifying them and returning them to the source. Opal helps you to let go of patterns of fear, anger, negativity and self-harm. If you need to let go of the one who doesn’t deserve you, have faith in Opal and this too shall pass.
Opal is a rather soft and porous stone. Please be mindful with exposure to sunlight, soaps, lotions, chemicals and any cleaning agents as this may affect the stone.
Recycled sterling silver
We use recycled silver from Umicore. This company is listed as a Conflict Free Smelter by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMA), Chain-of-Custody certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and complies with the LBMA Responsible Ag Guidance. We opt for recycled silver as an interim solution while we look into setting up a traceable supply chain for artisanal, pollution free silver.
I have a few gardens of the sun items now and I love them all, so beautifully made. I have also given as gifts and they have been loved by the recipients too. Will continue to buy from gardens of the sun❤️❤️❤️ Thankyou for making such amazing jewellery ☺️
Kikka U. (Veneto, Italy)
Truly a gift of love
Everything about choosing Gardens of the Sun was perfect for making a special gift for my daughter. I wanted to get the same ring with different birthstones for me, my daughter and my mom. I chose the hidden gem collection and am so impressed with every detail, from the gorgeous rings and individual wooden boxes, to the beautiful packaging wrapped with love. AND there's the added bonus of knowing I'm helping people and the earth!! Thank you ❤️
Lana (Colorado, United States)
As always it's totally stunning!
This sapphire is so beautiful and sparkly and richly colored! I wish I could get a photo that does it justice. I am in love with the setting... it feels heavy and high quality while being comfortable to wear. Also always the shipping and packaging are on point. GOTS never disappoints!
Cooper H. (British Columbia, Canada)
Tiny Piece of Sunshine
This ring is absolutely EVERYTHING. Citrine has always called to me, partially because it’s my favourite colour. Having this piece of sunshine to wear day in and day out is everything. I’ll definitely be adding some more hidden gem pieces too!