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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

Watching the transformation

Tue 17 Nov, 2015

The transformation from rough parcel to finished product is always mesmerising.  We recently cut a beautiful parcel of Black Opal from one of our miner colleagues, and managed to photograph the transformation.  

Starting with this piece, rubbed and sliced into shape. Nice dark potch too.

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2015 Christmas Order Deadlines

Tue 27 Oct, 2015

It's that time of year again, where we start to think about gifts for others (or for yourself for that matter). Our phsyical store (now celebrating 30 years) is open every day, 9am to 5pm, so keep that in mind in the lead up ot Christmas.

If you're ordering online, however, here's some deadlines and tips for you - 

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A new mesmerising stone...

Mon 12 Oct, 2015

In what appears to be a case of incredibly fortunate timing, we here at Opals Down Under have finished cutting and polishing an amazing Lightning Ridge Crystal Opal specimen, just in time to help us celebrate our 30th year!

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Virgin Rainbow back in the new

Mon 17 Aug, 2015

2015 celebrates a century of opal mining in Coober Pedy, and as such, stories in the media will be appearing about our national gemstone.  
One particular amazing gem that has come back into light is a stunning Crystal Opal, dubbed 'The Virgin Rainbow' (due to its purity and phenomenal colour spectrum).

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A fresher look

Fri 14 Aug, 2015

Due to Opals Down Under reaching our 30th year (still under the Stein family, too), we thought it was time for a fresh look. 

People already know that we are an attraction of sorts, but quite often the local market forgets that we are, first and foremost, specialists in gem-grade opals and opal jewellery, cutting our own opals on site.

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Welcome our newest showstopper

Tue 7 Jul, 2015

To celebrate our 30th year, we've decided to create a very special piece to commemorate Opals Down Under's three-decade journey.

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Some special surprises for our 30th year

Wed 10 Jun, 2015

As you may know, we're turning 30 this year! Thirty years supplying amazing opals and opal jewellery to all types of clients from all over the globe!

So, we thought we might celebrate with a few little surprises, leading up our actual anniversary in September/October.

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Sydney experiences OPALessence (play.with.colour)

Thu 2 Apr, 2015

(Sourced from the article "OPALessence (play.with.colour)" from the JAA website. Original article located at http://www.jaa.com.au/about/opalessence-playwithcolour)

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It's our 30th Year!

Thu 12 Mar, 2015

Way back in 1985, a couple with plenty of opal knowledge, and a dream to have Australia's Gem Stone in everyone's home, started a store in the small suburb of Glenview, on the Sunshine Coast.

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Take a tour of our store online

Thu 27 Nov, 2014

Never been to our physical store, or can't get to us?  We now have a virtual tour up and running on Google Maps.

For the locals, we know a lot of you have 'passed us nearly every day, but have never stopped in' (we here this daily), so maybe have a little explore online, then come on in, as we're open 7 Days a week.

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