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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

Men's Opal Rings are making a comeback

Fri 20 Feb, 2009

With the rising interest in coloured gemstones, Australian Opal is being brought back to men's jewellery. Read more Comment (0)

The best things about Boulder Opal...

Sat 14 Feb, 2009

I have to admit, we are a little biased towards Boulder Opal here at Opals Down Under, and the following are some reasons as to why we think Boulder Opal is tops. 1. Because we are a Queensland-based store, and Queensland is the home of Boulder Opal. 2. Because it's strong....er 3. Because of the freeform shapes you get...makes for more interesting jewellery settings. and 4. Read more Comment (0)

Pick of the week

Sat 14 Feb, 2009

It's that time of the week again, where I show all you opalholics one of my favourite pieces that we have here at Opals Down Under. With 2 occasions happening within days of each other (Valentines Day, and Black Friday), I thought I'd pick out a dark stone with lots of red in it. [caption id="attachment_22" align="aligncenter" width="297" caption="Dark, with loads of red"]Read more Comment (0)

We Heart Opals

Fri 13 Feb, 2009

Yes, Valentines Day will be here very shortly, so we thought we'd publicly announce our love for Australia's National Gemstone. We love them. Plain and simple. We love them because not one opal is like another, just like people.  Each one is unique and has its own character. We love that every opal will display a different pattern and combination of colours. We love that people are Read more Comment (0)

Opals Down Under unveil the Heart of Hope Pendant

Thu 12 Feb, 2009

In collaboration with the new fashion@thewinebar events held monthly at The Wine Bar in Maroochydore (on Queensland's Sunshine Coast), Opals Down Under have created a limited run of Bright Silver Pendants featuring Queensland Boulder Opal and Pink Sapphires. One of these 'Heart of Hope' Pendants will be raffled off at each fashion@thewinebar event, to raise funds for the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Read more Comment (0)

The Virgin Rainbow Opal stirs up some interest

Wed 11 Feb, 2009

We've noticed that the ABC have screened the documentary series 'Opal Fever' lately (we actually have the DVD in our store, and quite often screen it). Read more Comment (3)

Another beautiful stone gets a good home

Sat 7 Feb, 2009

Today we wave goodbye to a beautiful Black Opal that shows off a stunning Broad Flash, with so much red fire. It's on its way to the USA to be set into a men's ring, and we look forward to seeing the end result. Read more Comment (0)

Pick of the Week

Sat 7 Feb, 2009

This is the part I'll look forward to a lot...being able to show everyone my favourite item of the week. Read more Comment (0)

Welcome to the new ODU Blog!

Tue 3 Feb, 2009

Welcome to the all new Opals Down Under Blog. We here at Opals Down Under thought we'd like to integrate our news section with smaller news feeds, making it even easier for all you opal-holics to stay informed. This week has been very interesting, with the start of the week seeing a couple of very interesting stones being sold. [caption id="attachment_8" align="alignnone" width="640" capt Read more Comment (3)