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Mon 13 Dec, 2010
Because it is the Season to be Jolly, we here at Opals Down Under have decided to give away this stunning freefrom Triplet Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver, retail value of AU$210.Read more
Tue 30 Nov, 2010
Thank you to the Opal Association for bringing this article to our attention. A very interesting article by Susan Owens on October 1, 2010 in the QANTAS Inflight Magazine.
As this year’s Paris Biennale des Antiquaires proved, the Australian opal is punching above its weight in the world of designer jewellery.Read more
Thu 11 Nov, 2010
Words – Jessica Jane Sammut
Photography – Ben Stone
Shaping, smoothing, cutting, grinding, polishing, finishing… with patience, with passion, with love, and definitely with a fine eye for beautiful detail.
Mon 18 Oct, 2010
We love seeing our stones go to a good home, and even more when the new owners show us what they have done with their new opals.
This particular stone, a stunning Black Opal featuring mouth-watering colours and a very cool Flagstone pattern was sold in mid 2010, with the customer planning to have it set into a protective Men's Ring.Read more
Thu 14 Oct, 2010
October is not only Opal Month, but it is also Pinktober - generating awareness for Breast Cancer and those affected by this terrible disease.
Here at Opals Down Under, we are staunch supporters of the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation, a Sunshine Coast-based charity helping brave women in their fight against Breast Cancer.Read more
Thu 7 Oct, 2010
A little while back, our Opal Cutter was presented with a nice challenge. A miner from Western Queensland brought in a beautiful big chunk of Pipe and Crystal Opal that needed to be observed, cut and polished.
After a bit of head scratching, our Opal Cutter went to work, bit by bit, unleashing a beautiful gem in the process.
So, here is the start...Read more
Mon 6 Sep, 2010
It appears that girls may have a new 'best friend', with a surge in popularity in opal engagement rings in recent months showing that young couples want something more unique than diamonds.Read more
Thu 20 May, 2010With the Australian dollar now below US90 cents (at the time of writing, it was around US 86 cents), we haven't seen the Australian dollar this low since mid-way through last year. What this means for our online international customers is that you get a bigger bargain with the currency conversion (except for the Euros... Read more