About Australian Opal Direct

About Australian Opal Direct

Posted by Australian Opal Direct on 26th Dec 2023

From remote Outback Australia to your doorstep, your new Opal Gemstone has traveled far!

Let's delve into the fascinating phenomenon that gives Opal its captivating kaleidoscope of colors. At its core, Opal is a composition of silica that undergoes a remarkable transformation over millions of years beneath the earth's surface. This transformative journey involves the hardening of silica into trillions of microscopic spheres, forming the very essence of what is commonly referred to as the "play of color."

This play of color is a magical interplay of light diffraction, a spectacle created by the interaction of light with these minuscule spheres within the Opal. The result is a dazzling array of colors that dance and shimmer, creating an ever-changing spectacle within the gemstone. The beauty lies in the inherent variability and vibrancy of these hues, ranging from ethereal blues and greens to fiery reds and oranges.

Opal is formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water runs down through the earth, it picks up silica from sandstone, and carries this silica-rich solution into cracks and voids, caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit.

As this natural alchemy unfolds over millions of years, the cycle perpetuates itself, a dance between silicon dioxide and water, weaving through the intricate labyrinth of the earth. Through this enduring process, Opal, with its captivating iridescence and mesmerizing play of colors, gradually takes shape. This transformation is the culmination of countless moments, where water carrying silica-rich solutions infiltrates the earth, leaving behind its mineral legacy as it gracefully evaporates. The eons pass, layer upon layer, until the radiant Opal emerges, a testament to the patience and artistry of nature's geological masterpiece.

Australia is a treasure trove of natural sediment Precious Opals, boasting three major varieties that showcase the country's rich geological diversity. Among these, the illustrious Black Opals hail from the iconic Lightning Ridge in New South Wales. Renowned for their deep, captivating colors and vibrant play of light, Black Opals are prized as some of the most sought-after gemstones globally, each one telling a unique story written in hues and flashes.

The captivating world of Opals unfolds in a myriad of variations, each gemstone bearing its own unique characteristics influenced by a fascinating interplay of natural factors. One of the pivotal elements that contribute to the diverse types of Opal is the dynamic dance of the climate's wet and dry periods. This rhythmic alternation creates a fluidity in the underground environment, marked by the rise and fall of the water table.

About australian opal direct

Australian Opal Direct offers custom designed Opal jewelry reflecting the unique characteristics of each individual rare gemstone. From mining to wholesaling to exporting and retailing, we have over 30 years of experience in the Opal industry. Our location, close to the source and direct from the Australian Opal Mines allows us to provide the best possible Opal Gem at the most competitive price. Additionally, our hand selected designers feature cutting edge design work and craftsmanship setting the most innovative trends for the Opal industry around the world!

At Australian Opal Direct, we firmly believe that the enchanting allure of Opals should be accessible to everyone. That's why our collection spans a variety of price points, offering pieces that cater to different budgets without compromising on quality. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time Opal enthusiast, our diverse range ensures that you can find a piece that resonates with your style, preferences, and budget.

At Australian Opal Direct,our commitment extends beyond offering a diverse array of quality Opal Jewelry; we take pride in curating the most coveted bespoke collections of Opals at prices that are unmatched in the market. Our dedication to providing outstanding customer service sets us apart, and our friendly staff is always ready to assist you. We prioritize prompt and informative responses to your inquiries, ensuring that any email sent to us is addressed within 24-72 hours, every day of the week.

Our passion for Opals is not only reflected in the exquisite jewelry we offer but also in our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Whether you have queries about the characteristics of a specific Opal or need assistance in selecting the perfect piece, our team is here to guide you through the process with expertise and enthusiasm.

To connect with us, feel free to reach out via email at We value the opportunity to share our knowledge, assist you in making informed choices, and ultimately provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience as you explore the mesmerizing world of Australian Opals.