All of Nature’s splendour seems to be reflected in the manifold opulence of fine opals: fire and lightening, all the colours of the rainbow and the soft shine of far seas. Australia is the classical country of region. Almost 95% of all fine opals come from the dry and remote outback deserts, Australia.
Numerous legends and tales surround this colourful gemstone, which can be traced back its origins to a time long before our memory, to the ancient dream time of the Australian aborigines. it is reported in their lends that the creator came down to Earth on a rainbow, in order to bring the message of peace to all the humans. And at the very spot, where his foot touched the ground, the stones became alive and started sparkling in all the colours of the rainbow. That was the birth of the Opals.
The group of fine Opals includes quite a number of wonderful gemstones, which share on characteristic: they shine and sparkle in a continually changing play of colours full of fantasy, which experts describe as “opalising”. Depending on the kind, place of occurrence, and colour of the main body, we differentiate Dark or Black, White or Light Opal, Milk or Crystal Opal, boulder Opal, Opal Matrix, Yowah Nuts from Queensland – the so-called “picture stones”.
In 1849 the first Opal blocks were accidentally found on an Australian cattle station called Tarravilla. The first Opal prospectors started in 1890 at White Cliff mining the Opal rocks. And even today the eyes of Opal lovers light up when somebody mentions places like White Cliffs, Lightning Ridge, Andamooka or Coober Pedy: for these are the legendary sites of the Australian Opal Fields.
You can find the beautiful Australian Opals from above mines in our Sydney store, we are Australia’s largest retailer of designer Black Opal, Boulder Opal and Crystal Opal jewellery. We only carry solid Opals and do not sell doublets or triplets. We have the finest quality Opals at the most competitive price. Our have unset Opal stones, Sterling Silver Opal jewellery, as well as 18k gold and platinum Opal jewellery. We have the largest collection of Opal earrings, Opal rings, Opal pendants, Opal bangles and Opal bracelets in Sydney. We are also licensed Duty Free.