Thursday, September 27, 2007

Opals Down Under

A select few of us--those with good taste and an appreciation for the finer things in life--made a visit to Opals Down Under to take a look at the famous Aussie Opals. Unfortunately they were too gorgeous , and we actually did more than take a look. In fact, we did so much damage that they gave us three bottles of their signature wine--Opals Down Under Chardonney-- AND even a free ride back to our hotel.

But I am getting ahead of myself. Louise, Livona, Mary Alice, Roberta, Carol, Trish, Gisela and Rafael made the trip. In exchange for one of Roberta's Dragonheart pins, the owner taught us Opals 101--a great introduction to types of opals, what to look for in a gem, and the three different ways that the gems are set into jewelry.

Livona purchased a necklace and matching earrings in celebration of her 43rd wedding anniversary. (There was also a visit to a place called Love and Lust--but that is another story.) All in all, it was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon in Aussie Land. Expensive, but pleasant!

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