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Giving back with Room to Read

There are so many ways to pay it forward and here at Black Opal Direct we are passionate about children’s education. Did you know there are over 300 million children today who are unable to attend school? Imagine if every child was able to access resources to learn? Room to Read is changing the landscape of literacy across Africa and Asia, funding libraries, building schools, producing storybooks and text books in local languages and most importantly providing scholarships for girls. Their work has reached almost 8 million kids in the past 10 years and counting. Since 2010, we have been quietly raising money for Room to Read through donations and…

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Lightning Ridge 2013 Opal Festival

Last weekend was the Lightning Ridge 2013 Opal Festival. A celebration of all things opal from all around Australia. The town population swells to double and every available bit of accommodation is booked out. The caravan parks are full and the restaurants are crazy busy. It’s a fantastic time of year to visit. This year the biannual International Opal Jewellery Design Awards were also held. With entrants from all over the world there were some amazing pieces on display.  Sadly we can only give you a sneak peek, and hopefully, we will get some more images soon. This weekend (yes, the opal world is busy at this time of the…

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