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Thank you for this fascinating , definitive article .
You have done some extensive research here - what a history this genre of opal jewellery has , and how useful it is to learn the lessons H Welch , and others , had to learn the hard way .
Much respect to you .
- Grant Maclean | www.instagram.com/saltwithlove, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 5:53PM
I inherited my grandmother’s floating opal necklace and the glas pendant broke. I would like to find another glass pendant to put the opal pieces in and attach to the metal necklace. Does anyone know where I can order a replacement piece?
- Barbara, Sat, 23 Feb 2019 6:58AM
I have an inherited floating opal necklace that looks just like the one at the top of your article (double pendant, small shield-shaped piece that looks Egyptian). On the assumption that you are the owner of the piece in the photograph: can you tell me anything about it? Can I assume it's Horace Welch? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide; I've already learned a lot from looking at your website.
- Elizabeth Moore, Fri, 7 Jul 2017 3:13PM
I am the proud owner of a sterling silver flooring opal necklace. The condition is excellent. I'd say in is in the 1930's opal. I have another opal but lost the silver attachment. The opens are also in excellent condition.
- Deborah E Bowden, Sat, 7 Jan 2017 2:58PM
I have a floating Opal set of ear rings and necklace, problem all opals are stuck together. Is there a way to fix them?
- Robert Critean, Sun, 10 Jan 2016 3:38PM
It's been a few years since I spent time researching my Floating Opal Earrings. I "found" my earrings back in early 80s at a small antique store. I'm anxious to :"Examine" my earrings now that I have your great info -- I know they are screw back
Thanks for info!!!
- BeaD, Thu, 19 Feb 2015 8:10PM
I was given a floating opal pendant in the 1950s. After wearing it
for years, I had the misfortune of the bulb breaking. I have looked
for one to replace mine, but have had little luck in finding one.
Can you give me any information on where I might obtain one today?
I would really appreciate it.
- Billie Suza, Sun, 18 Jan 2015 4:38AM
I wore my mother's floating opal necklace and earring set in my wedding! It's Coro with a plain sterling cap.
- Jenni James, Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:01AM
I have a floating opal necklace and earrings that were my mother's. The globe on the necklace has broken and I rescued the opal chips before they got lost. I also have the necklace and the metal part of the pendant. I would love to find someone who can repair or replace the globe if at all possible. If anyone knows who I might contact I would appreciate the information. Thank you!
- Cynthia, Fri, 30 Nov 2012 6:23AM
I have a floating opal necklace that belonged to my grandmother. I have always kept it in its indian pouch. I don't know if that means something new to people out there but, I would like to find out how much this one is worth.Bonnie Miedema
- Bonnie Miedema, Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:45AM
Hello - my Dad used to have a lapidary hobby in the 1960's and 1970's. I have a few floating opal orbs un mounted and some similar orbs with lead crystal in them. I cannot find anything about the floating crystal orbs. The opals might be Opalite as we lived in Pennsylvania at the time. Do you know if any makers sold the orbs un-set?
- Pamela, Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:39AM
Hi, your article was a joy to read and so informative. Thank you for taking the time and so much effort to do this article. I'm sure it helped a lot of people who are interested in the fascinating history of floating opals.
- Tina Henry, Sat, 10 Sep 2011 3:28PM
I have a vintage floating opal that belonged to my mother that I wear occasionally. She had a necklace and a pair of earrings that matched. She gave me the necklace and my sister and daughter the earrings. My daughter put the opal on a necklace, but it came off in a parking lot one day and a car ran over it. I am trying to find her another one for Christmas.
- Sharon, Wed, 15 Jun 2011 2:12PM
I have a floating opal pendant that once belonged to my mother. Its always fascinated me and I've often wondered where she got it and how it was made. I'm so glad I found your website.
- Jan, Mon, 21 Mar 2011 1:28PM
Hi! I am also an avid floating opal and floating aurora borealis collector. I have written an "amateur" ebay guide on this beauties, and I find your guide very informative. The facts that I've learned on these beauties were just by collecting them...no official readings done. Thank you so much for being so informative!!
- Terri Guiles, Sat, 19 Feb 2011 6:47PM