Autumn and Opal seem to compliment each other perfectly. A change of season often brings about a change of wardrobe, so why not change up your jewelry too?! Natural Australian Opal for your autumn jewelry collection. Perfection!
Autumn is simply beautiful. I get so excited about the change of seasons and the new things each one brings. Autumn is so stunning especially in South Australia. The long hot summer days have left us and although it's getting cooler the weather seems to be perfect. The temperature in the opal fields too is dreamy and the perfect time to be mining. Back in the Adelaide hills it is captivating. Driving through the canopies of reds, pale greens, yellows and oranges it certainly resembles flashes of opal.
My best friend Jessi is a passionate photographer and was 37 weeks pregnant so we decided to go on one last adventure before her baby arrived. We love the colours of autumn and wanted to chase some autumn leaves. So we set off with her three year old son, my eight month old daughter and the Nikon camera hoping to get some cool shots of opal and autumn.
We headed to Mount Lofty Botanic gardens which if you're ever in Adelaide you should definitely check out! The walking trails and views from the top of Mount Lofty are amazing! The scenery in the gardens most certainly leave you speechless. Jessi had never visited there before and didn't know this gem was on her doorstep. The deciduous trees are breath taking creating the most beautiful colour pallet.
The gardens were alive with mothers, babies and tourists. The sun was shining and the air was crisp warming up as the day went on. Shannon recently handcrafted a gorgeous Andamooka solid black matrix opal pendant displaying lovely reds and multicoloured pinfire. It is set in 14k yellow gold complimented with a 1x 0.02ct (2pt) natural diamond. The pendant screams out autumn but would compliment outfits all year round, formal or for your every day. Jessi captured me wearing this and some of our other autumn collection pieces.
We had fun photographing the autumn leaves and some pieces from the autumn opal jewelry collection.
Opal is versatile and compliments your outfit whatever the occasion. It can be a subtle blend or a statement piece.
Whatever the season of life you're in spoil yourself with some opal. Enjoy life.
Kimberley is originally from Liverpool in the UK and is a mother of three young daughters. She loves opal and jewellery design and in her spare time loves travelling around South Australia with her family exploring and living life to the full.