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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

Why aren't more celebrities wearing Opal?

Sat 14 Mar, 2009

Diamonds have been in the limelight for far too long. Yes, large diamonds are beautiful, and certain pieces that feature several carats worth can look stunning, but to be honest, when you've seen one diamond you've seen them all (with the exception of truly unique pieces). We want to see more celebrities embrace Australian Opal.  The problem we face is that the opal industry on a whole is st Read more Comment (0)

Heart of Black

Fri 13 Mar, 2009

Here at Opals Down Under, we've noticed that one particular style of pendant that we do a few times a year has generated some interest. This time around, however, we've decided to use the Black Paradise Matrix Opal that we have used in our Sliders range into the popular, handmade h Read more Comment (0)

It's raining opals?!

Wed 11 Mar, 2009

With cyclone Hamish bouncing off the coast of Queensland at the moment, it has provided for strange weather conditions, but even stranger still, we've seen people's opal addictions go into overdrive lately. Maybe they see that gemstones (particularly coloured gemstones) are a more stable investment than stock at the moment, maybe there's something happening in the fashion world that we're yet to Read more Comment (0)

Opal as art????

Fri 20 Feb, 2009

We here at Opals Down Under tend to be a creative bunch. Read more Comment (2)

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)