Regardless, trippy translucent opals have been popping up everywhere, of late: From stars whose style really shines (Busy Phillips rocked eerie earrings to the Oscars), to the latest Cartier catalogue — and even a bride we bowed down to last weekend who opted out of diamonds for an other-worldly engagement band — these babies are really making an impact.
The kaleidoscopic and cool stone looks like it landed from outerspace, but did you know that most originate in Australia? Or that they have both a rep for providing good luck and supernatural powers? Sure, they don't come cheap, but we're betting they're the next big, perhaps huge, thing. So, check out this gallery of multi-colored, and thoroughly modern baubles, and hop on the bandwagon!
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