I used to be strictly, plain white strand girl. I didn't like pendants or baroques or colors, and now I have several of everything. I still haven't gotten a tin cup YET, but I'm sure it's coming. All the photos on this website are so inspiring, and lust producing.
I think the opals require a direct light to show the flash of colors. The pearls with all their overtones reveal a rainbow of colors that compliment the Opal. I am sure if the pictures was taken from a different angle the opals would also jump.