In the dazzling world of jewelry, opal is considered “the queen of gems” because it can flash patterns of color representing every hue of the rainbow. Our London silversmith Leon Nussbaum created sterling silver pieces that are inlaid with matrix of Mexican fire opal. Each piece will appear to flicker and change with every movement of the wearer. His sterling silver treasures evoke the themes of bygone times. Using semi-precious stones and rich enamels, Leon creates vibrant and dazzling designs that recall the Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras.
Historically, the Aztec Indians of Mexico were among the first to know of this fiery gem. Eventually there came a time when knowledge spread about this gemstone, and was passed down throughout generations in Mexico, in true Uno Alla Volta fashion.
Browse Leon Nussbaum’s entire collection of Mexican fire opal jewelry here.