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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

Custom settings Vs Ready made - which is best for you?

Thu 8 Mar, 2012

It is a common hurdle faced by consumers - do you 'settle' for an item you see already in stock, or do you dare to be brave and have something designed especially for you?

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We love the secrets discovered when cutting opal

Sat 30 Jul, 2011

Our fearless leaders recently returned from a month-long stint out west following the Gem and Opal shows, and amongst the treasures they brought back with them was this little beauty that we've had cut into 2 pieces, then split both pieces.

As you can see from the photos, the colours revealed, even in their raw form, are spectacular.

Not a bad find at all.

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Another different, modern take on Opal

Mon 18 Jul, 2011

The time has come for a sneak preview of a new range we will be unleashing in the coming months.

A result from some serious brainstorming and obversations, this range of rings and pendants features different varieties of Australian Opal, complemented by stones like Topaz, Sapphires and Pearls set in Sterling Silver and oxidised Silver highlights.

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More news on new opal grading system

Fri 24 Jun, 2011

A little while back we mentioned there was talk of bringing a unified method of classifying opals into the industry.

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A word of advice on certain Opal Rings

Tue 12 Apr, 2011

We've been getting some emails lately about a certain type of opal ring, that despite the recommendations and advice we give, people seem to want to go ahead with using them still.

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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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