Victorian Opals Made Modern

Laurie came to us with the sweetest Victorian opal pendant from the 1800s. This little piece of family history was originally designed as a stick pin, but had a modern bail added to it at one point.

The original opal pendant.

Initial pendant design sketches.

After talking through different accessory options, Laurie decided to reset the opals as a new pendant. Wanting a modern redesign while still looking to Victorian and Art Deco design influences for inspiration, she primarily drifted towards a more geometric starburst design.

Wanting to keep the focus on her newly set antique opals, we kept the finished necklace simple and delicate. This sweet pendant ended up making a beautiful, classic staple that can worn and layered daily--and, more importantly, continue to be passed down through Laurie's family for generations to come.