Opal stones

Opal stones

Posted by Australian Opal Direct on 17th Jan 2024

Australian Opal Direct stands as a premier destination for a diverse array of opal stones, including Boulder Opal, Black Opal, and White Opal, sourced ethically and directly from Australia's finest mines. Our collection comprises hand-cut and polished loose opal stones, each displaying the mesmerizing beauty and unique characteristics that opals are renowned for. From these loose stones, we craft exquisite opal jewelry, featuring opal rings, bracelets, pendants, and cufflinks, offering an extensive selection of opal-based adornments straight from the mines.

Australia's opal varieties—White Opal, Black Opal, and Boulder Opal—are each a product of distinct extraction methods, found in different regions across the country. White Australian Opals, known for their delicate hues, originate from Coober Pedy, while the illustrious and vibrant Black Australian Opals hail from Lightning Ridge. On the other hand, the captivating Australian Boulder Opals, distinguished by their matrix and play of colors, are sourced from the opal-rich region of Queensland. These diverse opal types, each originating from unique locations, contribute to the rich tapestry of opal varieties found in Australia.

As a testament to our commitment to authenticity and quality, Australian Opal Direct ensures that every opal stone and piece of jewelry is sourced responsibly and ethically from reputable mines in Australia. Our dedication to offering not just opals, but also opal jewelry crafted with finesse and expertise, makes us a trusted and reliable online source for those seeking genuine Australian opal jewelry direct from the mines. Whether it's the raw beauty of loose opal stones or the refined elegance of opal jewelry, Australian Opal Direct is your gateway to the enchanting world of these exquisite gemstones.

Finding Opal from inside the earth is like finding a needle in a haystack. Experienced Opal miners work under harsh weather conditions and use machinery including drills, excavators, bulldozers and other tools. Along with understanding the formations of the earth, Opal miners must be mechanics as parts often break down and due to the remote locations, they must know how to fix parts themselves. While there is still plenty of Opal in the earth, there are not as many Opal miners. For example, in Opalton (where Boulder Opal is sourced) back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, there used to be approximately 150 miners digging for the Gemstone and today there are only 10 miners digging. The Opal is there but the labor is not. This has caused the price of Opal to increase worldwide.

Discover the unparalleled authenticity of our opal necklaces as our flagship store, nestled in the heart of Outback Queensland and in close proximity to our opal mines, ensures a direct connection from the source to your adornment. This unique proximity to the opal mines means that your opal necklace is genuinely miner direct, guaranteeing the authenticity of each gemstone. What sets us apart is not just our direct link to the opal mines but also the significant advantage it provides to you — our prices are an incredible 35% below retail.

By eliminating the intermediaries and bringing our opals directly to our flagship store, we can offer you opal necklaces at prices that reflect their true value. This not only ensures that you receive a genuine and high-quality opal but also makes owning a piece of the Outback's opulent geological legacy more accessible and affordable.

Our commitment to transparency and providing opals well below retail prices is a testament to our dedication to offering opal enthusiasts a unique and genuine experience. When you choose an opal necklace from our collection, you're not just acquiring a piece of jewelry; you're investing in a tangible connection to the rich opal-mining heritage of Outback Queensland.

Experience the allure of opals like never before with our opal necklaces, where authenticity meets affordability. Revel in the beauty of these precious gemstones, knowing that your necklace is a direct result of the skillful craftsmanship and the geological wonders that define the opal industry.

Explore our wide range of Australian Opal and own an Authentic Australian Opal of your own! For rough Opal inquiries, please email us at