See An Opal Emerge

How to cut a rough piece of opal into a top gem

Cutting Opal 101

Ever wanted to know how opal was cut? Here we show you the secrets handed down from father to son.

Grading Opal

We start with the basis of grading opal. Body tone and brightness are covered with examples.

Mining in Lightning Ridge

Join Justin and the legendary opal miner Sebastian on a journey underground to find the elusive opal from Lightning Ridge Australia

Buy Black Opal direct from the Opal Mines

ECLIPSE - Meridee Cram IOJDAA 2015
2015 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival and Jewellery Design Awards IOJDAA 2015

The 2015 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival was a great success with many sellers, tourists and buyers coming from all around the world. It seem the Chinese market is growing from strength to strength with many more Chinese turning up to buy. The bi-annual International Opal Jewellery Design awards (IOJDAA 2015)  was one of the best […]