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Devta Doolan

Devta Doolan
Devta Doolan lives in Portland, Maine, where he creates award-winning, one-of-a-kind pieces. His jewelry features high karat gold settings of bold semi-precious stones. Devta’s work is minimal in embellishments. His earrings and rings are often bezel set with stones of saturated color and innovative faceting.

Devta studied with master metalsmith Tim McCreight at the Worcester Craft Center in Massachusetts. Devta’s confident, elegant designs, inspired by the late Swiss jeweler Andrew Grima, incorporate textured 22 karat gold and the finest pearls, fire opal, black diamonds, agate, tourmaline, Tibetan turquoise, and green jade from his native New Zealand. His aesthetic has always been about simplicity, and his recent work pushes that concept to prominence.

“In my work I strive to create an identity that is both ancient and contemporary. I want to blend disparate elements to create a unified whole. I become myself through my work.”

Ear-rangements > Drops

Ethiopian Opal Double Drops

Over the top luminescence is the telltale sign of the Ethiopian opal. The faceted upper stones 5.14 ctw. are hinged to the teardrop shaped cabochons 3.9 ctw. in these 22kt and 18kt gold drops. A quartet of diamonds .08 ctw. ride along for kicks.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Shown on our large diamond Cypress Hoops.
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Ethiopian Opal Floreale Drops

Ethiopian opal briolettes dancing in the midst of sinuous 18kt gold lines...an unavoidable romantic encounter.

Approximate length: 2.5"

Shown on our brown Diamond Pave Hoops.
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Petite Black Onyx Beaver Tails

When you need a bit of black to add the finishing touch to an outfit, the Petite Black Onyx Beaver Tails will come through for you every time.

Approximate length: 1"

Shown on our Ball Hoops.
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Lapis Beaver Tails

Plump, faceted ovals of super saturated cobalt blue lapis 20.62 ctw. are topped with crisp white diamonds .20 ctw. in 18kt gold.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Shown on our white diamond Cypress Hoops.
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Blue Green Opal Drops with Diamonds

Sensational patterns of bright blue, green, and coral shine from within these 18kt gold Boulder opal drops, tipped and tailed with crisp white diamonds .36 ctw.

Approximate length: 1.5"

Shown on our Diamond Pave Hoops.
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Opal Daisy Drops

Ethiopian opals are set in oxidized silver, ringed with petite rose cut diamonds, and topped with a 22kt gold bail. These cuties are charming alone and also work well in front of many of our backdrops.

Approximate length: .5"

Shown on our Small Plain Hoops.
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Boulder Opal Drops

An intricate wash of subtle pastels animates these 18kt gold Australian Boulder Opal Drops.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Shown on our large Pyrite Hoops.
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Dragonfly Drops

The Dragonfly Drops are as lovely as a summer's day.
A line of bead set diamonds grace their tails.
Also available without diamonds.

Approximate length: 1 "

Shown on our white Diamond Pave Hoops.
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Earrings

Beaver Tail Pearl Earrings

A plenitude of luminosity emanates from our cultured freshwater Beaver Tail Pearl Earrings with beehive caps, suspended from generous 18kt gold French wires.

Approximate length: 2"

Coptic Cross Earrings

The inspiration for these stunning earrings is the ancient Ethiopian cross. Although substantial in size, they are intentionally balanced to be very comfortable. They are fashioned from 18kt gold and set with red rubies (available with diamonds-price will vary).

Approximate size: 1.625" x .75"

Jewelry Info

Opal and Tourmaline

Opal and Tourmaline
Water, sky, fire, and rainbows. All these elements of nature seem to be embodied in the magnificent opal.

It is October's birthstone.

The Australian aborigines tell the story of the Creator coming down to earth from heaven on a rainbow to bring the message of peace to humans. Where his feet touched the ground, it became alive with opalescent color.

It is a fact that 95% of the world's opals are mined in the outback of Australia.

Opals are composed of a mineraloid gel, a mineral-like substance that does not demonstrate crystallinity as most gems do. It is deposited in rock fissures, such as limonite, sandstone or basalt. The small spheres of gel cause interference and refraction manifestations, resulting in the unique color play of the opal.

The opal is made up of at least 3% water, but can have a water content as high as 20%. It can become brittle when stored dry, and the color play may pale when exposed to heat for a long period. It is best to wear your opals regularly. They need to absorb the humidity from the air and the skin. They are rated a 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale, not very hard. Caution is needed in order to avoid stress and abrasion to the stone.

The tourmaline is also recognized as a birthstone for October. It may be a good alternative for the person who wants to wear their jewelry a little harder . The tourmaline is 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale, making it a very durable stone.

The word tourmaline means "stone with mixed color." They are found in nature in virtually every hue of the rainbow, often with multiple colors in the same stone. The watermelon tourmaline, with three distinct colors, is one of the most fascinating specimens.

Mined mainly in Brazil and Africa, tourmaline is one of the most utilized stones in jewelry today. Rubellite describes a deep red tourmaline, Paraiba, an intense blue green, and Canary, a golden yellow. No two tourmalines are exactly alike, making them a perfect choice for one-of-a-kind pieces.

Legend has classified the tourmaline as the stone of love and friendship, rendering them firm and lasting.

Neckwear

Ethiopian Opal Bell Pendant

Fascinating pockets of fiery color shine through what might otherwise pass for an ordinary rock in our natural Ethiopian Opal Bell Pendant, anchored in 18kt gold with a spiral bail.

Approximate length: 1.5"

Chain sold separately.
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Ethiopian Opal and Sapphire Necklace

Glowing opal nuggets intermingled with 20kt gold beads and multi-colored sapphires cast a fascinating spell.

Approximate length: 15.5-17"

Boulder Opal Pendant

A striking Australian bi-color opal enrobed in 22kt gold.

Approximate length: 1"

Chain sold separately.
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Zenobia Necklace

Named for the third century rebel queen who defeated Rome and went on to conquer Egypt, the Zenobia Necklace rules! Spectacular Ethiopian opals 4.14 ctw. are bezeled and framed in 22kt gold with gold beads and diamonds .08 ctw.; the 18kt gold rollo chain has an adjustable clasp.

Approximate length: 17-18"

New Items

Ethiopian Opal Hinged Drop Pendant

Dainty and nostalgic, this romantic 18kt gold pendant features an oval faceted Ethiopian opal with a hinged briolette underneath.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Chain sold separately.
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Boulder Opal Kite Drops

Glistening opal runs like a river through its ironstone host rock, bezeled in 18kt gold.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Shown on our Large Plain Hoops.
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Yei Pendant

A beaded, hinged bail supports a spectacular, natural peach spinel 7.15 cts. The stone is bezeled in 18kt gold, flanked with gold beads, and adorned with its own set of gold "drops". A vibrant Boulder opal sways below, offering plenty of animation.

Approximate length: 2"

Chain sold separately.
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Frog and Lily Pad Cuff

Experience the Art Nouveau elegance of our Frog and Lily Pad Cuff in 18kt gold with opal eyes and accents.

Portfolio

Ethiopian Opal Andromeda Pendant

How many realms could you rule in this fantastic necklace? A spectacular Ethiopian opal 5.24 ctw. is framed in 18kt gold with bright white diamonds .64 ctw. and spirited tsavorite garnets .28 ctw.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Chain sold separately.
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Ethiopian Opal Shield Pendant

There is no mistaking the power in this piece. A spellbinding Ethiopian opal 10.52 cts. is flanked by sparkling white diamonds .10 ctw. and crowned with purple sapphires .05 ctw., tsavorite garnets .02 ctw., and a verdant Paraiba tourmaline .50 cts.

Approximate length: 1.5"

Chain sold separately.
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Ethiopian Opal Pendant

Spectacular Ethiopian opals 17.49 ctw. are framed in 22kt gold and ornamented with sea foam Paraiba tourmalines .17 ctw., demantoid garnets .04 ctw., and white diamonds .04 ctw.

Approximate length: 2.25"

Chain sold separately.
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Ethiopian Opal Necklace

Phenomenal Ethiopian Opals glow in every color of the rainbow!
Set in 22kt gold, oxidized sterling silver, and accented with white diamonds .36 ctw.

Opal Earrings

The deep blue of the Caribbean swirls through these stunning opal earrings. The stones are set in 18kt gold and punctuated with bright white diamonds .18 ctw.

Tiered Opal Earrings

These stunning 18kt gold and boulder opal earrings were custom designed and created by Norah Pierson for Elizabeth Taylor. They were sold at auction, through Christie's in 2011.

The Last Wave Boulder Opal Ring

Splash!!!! Carved by Norah Pierson, this is a one-of-a-kind ring featuring a remarkable natural boulder opal from Australia.

Current size 9

Dawn to Dusk Opal Drops

A set of drops dedicated to the ephemeral bridge between day and night...Ethiopian opals 18.15 ctw. are bezeled in 22kt gold and crowned with sapphires in warm and cool tones.

Approximate length: 1.25"

Shown on our diamond Cypress Hoops.
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Boulder Opal Earrings

Spectacular boulder opals are set in a one-of-a kind design in 18kt gold by Norah Pierson. Unbelievable color, fire and luster in these stones!

Opal Earrings

Deep cobalt blue Australian boulder opals set in 22kt gold are hinged beneath flashing blue moonstones.

Opal and Sapphire Necklace

Vivid Australian boulder opals are paired with a dazzling purple sapphire and white diamonds in this remarkable pendant by Norah Pierson.
The 23kt baht chain is included.

Approximate size of pendant: 2.5"L x 1"W

Chain is 16", 30.2 grams of 23kt gold

Turtle Shell Pendant

The turtle shell, so exquisitely formed, is emblematic of Mother Earth. The Native Americans revere turtles and refer to North America as Turtle Island. Our Turtle Shell Pendant is made from vibrant 18kt gold; the underside of the shell is a reflector bowl, magnifying the beauty of a prong set Australian opal.

Approximate length: 1.5"

Chain sold separately.
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Midnight Sun

Designed by Norah Pierson, this 18kt gold pendant features an exquisite Boulder Opal surrounded by brilliant diamonds .83 ctw.

Chain sold separately.

Rings

Boulder Opal Ring

A porthole into the intricacy of a Boulder opal, framed in 22kt gold.

Boulder Opal Stack Ring

Something to write home about...a smoking Boulder Opal set in luscious 22kt gold, built to stack with.

Rattlesnake Ring

Glowing opal eyes animate our Rattlesnake Ring. Distinctive markings shine in 18kt gold.

Fannie Frog

Fun, whimsical and sure to make you smile , Fannie Frog is created from 18kt gold and gazes at you with opal eyes. This ring can be worn on any finger, but seems to like to rest on the pinky best.

Current size: 5

Sally Salamander Ring

Our affectionate little 18kt salamander curls around your finger and peeks at you with its luminous opal eyes.

Rings > Gallery of Stacks

Tower of Power

An over-the-top stack for the very long-fingered, the Tower of Power has it all. Opals, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds in a combination of 18kt gold, 22kt gold, and 24kt gold bring to mind the glory of the Renaissance.

From top:

R1226 Venetian Tide Granulated Band $1385
Opal Ring-SOLD
R1052A Diamond Vesta Band $2800
RR0102-2a Ruby Eternity Band $1800 Not Available
R1053 Diamond Venus Band $2260
GEARA41 Emerald Band $1625 Not Available
R1052A Diamond Vesta Band $2800
RR1223 Yellow Diamond Eternity Band $1540 Not Available
R1035f Ruby Circle of Wreaths $1485

Please inquire for prices and availability.