Boulder Opal is an exquisite gemstone which is often found at the heart of a Catherine Best design. Each creation is designed and made entirely by hand so you can rest assured of both its uniqueness and its exceptional craftsmanship.
Our secrets design features an incredibly deeply coloured opal weighing over 16 carats all handmade in Britain by our world class goldsmiths in 18ct gold. The design is complemented by marquise cut sapphire and peridot gems set beneath a round peridot for a unique aspect.
A Boulder Opal has many interesting qualities which we love, these include the spectrum of colours on show and also how an opal can appear different dependant on the angle in which it’s viewed. The flashes of colour make it look incredibly lively and the undulating lines of a boulder opal make it look deeper than it is. It’s very easy to get lost in them, as our designers often do.
Our designers also enjoy seeing the matrix of the opal. This is the solid brown ironstone at the back of the stone which the thin colourful veins of the boulder opal attach onto. We find it creates added interest in the gemstone and the different depths make it more mountainous which ultimately give it more form. Sometimes the veins of the boulder opal travel into the matrix which tells a fascinating story of a gemstone which is created over millions of years.
Each opal we use is chosen by hand and is of the utmost quality so you will be pleased to know that you are purchasing a piece of art entirely wrapped in romance and luxury.
All of our jewellery is presented in a beautiful box with Catherine Best's unique branding.
Each box is especially designed to hold your jewellery delicately so you can rest assured of its continued safety.
Each piece of jewellery comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity which can be personalised for the wearer. This guarantees the design is a Catherine Best original which gives you peace of mind that your jewellery has been created by masters of their craft.
Each piece of jewellery comes with its own polishing cloth, to ensure that it continues to retain its brilliance.
Your jewellery can be wrapped in a variety of complimentary paper so you can be confident the gift will look perfect when presented.
All jewellery items are despatched from our head office in Guernsey. Please note that deliveries will arrive with the relevant customs declaration showing a description and value of the enclosed item/s. If the item is intended as a surprise we are always happy to deliver to an alternative delivery address.
|UK Jewellery orders||FREE|
|UK Sculpture orders*||FREE|
|International Jewellery Orders||£10|
|International Sculpture Orders||£25|
*Some UK Highlands & Islands postcodes are charged at £7.50 for orders under £250.
Free Returns On All Jewellery
We want you to be able to order with confidence. If your purchase is not quite as you expected we will cover the postage costs of returning any jewellery to us.
All of our jewellery is made using quality materials to the highest possible standard, with each piece carefully inspected once completed. We are happy to offer free repairs on any issues caused by a manufacturing defect.
45 Day Returns
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from Catherine Best, you can send your order back to us within 45 days and we will send you 100% of the purchase price back, no questions asked.*
Free Ring Resizing
We understand that accurately measuring for your perfect ring can be difficult, which is why Catherine Best offers a free ring resizing service. We would be delighted to complete one resize, free of charge, within the first year of your purchase.**
*In order to qualify for a refund the item/s from your order must be in perfect condition. Bespoke items are non-refundable.
**For ring re-sizes where a change of over 3 sizes is needed a charge may be levied to cover the cost of the resizing work.
Please see our returns policy for full details including how to return an item.