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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

Now trialing some Seriously Twisted stuff

Sat 19 Mar, 2011

Here at Opals Down Under, we like to explore new avenues and new trends.

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Design our next pendant!

Fri 11 Mar, 2011

Opals Down Under, the Sunshine Coast’s premier Opal Specialists wants YOUR input.


We are currently developing some new designs for a range of Sterling Silver Opal Pendants, but during the process, we thought who better to tell us what they want in a pendant than the customer.


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So what really IS the big deal about Opal?

Tue 8 Mar, 2011

Working in the Opal Industry in Australia, it's interesting to see - on a daily basis - the look of amazement on those who are newcomers to the gem.

We also hear some 'pearlers' of stories/pre-conceived notions of what Opals look like or what they are made of, and of course, the whole bad luck myths (thank you very much, De Beers).

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Love Australia? Love Opal!

Wed 2 Feb, 2011

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so we say, forget diamonds... gems with colour are the new 'it' stones. And what stone has a more vibrant range than Australian Opal?

Say 'I love you' this Valentine's Day with a colourful, stunning opal.

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Oz Day means half a century for an Austrian in Australia.

Mon 24 Jan, 2011

When you look at it on paper, it’s only two letters difference between Austria and Australia, but for Sunshine Coast’s Immo Stein, it means a whole lot more.


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Win this pendant...

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.

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The Bright Side - Article from QANTAS Inflight Magazine

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.

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An Eye for Beauty (article courtesy of Proflie Magazine)

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.


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Another success

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.

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