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Natural Black Opals and Opal Jewelry from Australia

Opal Shop

Opal Shop

We've been in the opal business since 1989, supplying exporters and retail stores with the best quality Australian (Lightning Ridge) solid Opals. We offer a wide range of opals that came from the best source in the world (Lightning Ridge, Australia - The home of Black Opal) and we offer these opals to you at the most competitive prices. Prices range from as little as $50 up to investment opals worth thousands of dollars. These loose gems are suitable for jewelry, as an investment (in case of more expensive stones) or for your private collection. We offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee so you can search for your special gemstone in our showroom and buy with a peace of mind. Website URL: http://blackopalworld.com

Opal Types

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Opal Types

Natural Opal - is opal which was formed in natural environment and has not been treated or enhanced in any way other than by cutting and polishing.
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Opal Classification

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Opal Classification

Individual opals can vary widely in appearance and quality. As diverse as snowflakes or fingerprints, each gem can differ noticeably.
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What is opal?

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What is opal?


Opal is a true precious stone which occurs in many varied forms. Opal is amorphous silica with a water content varying from one to twenty percent, depending on the porosity and degree of hydration.
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History of Opal Mining in Australia

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History of Opal Mining in Australia

Australia is the 'real' home of Opal today and the most important supplier of Black Opals, Crystal Opals and Boulder Opal. Almost 95 per cent of all Opals come from Australian mines. In 1849 the first pieces of Opal were accidentally
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