Learn About Opal

Our website has many video links for you to learn about opal. 

If you find there is something we haven’t covered send me an email and I will only be happy to do a video on it!

In an easy format types of opal is explained which will have you wanting to learn more!

Learn from master cutter Justin the patterns & colours  of opal in an easily explained instructional video.

In this video you will learn about the importance of grading opal using a body tone & brightness scale.

The body tone or background colour refers to the darkness or lightness of an opal. The terms N1 to N9 are used .

bodytone in black

In ten minutes you will be amazed at how much you can learn about opal. As they say a picture saids a ‘thousand words’!

Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Unlike other gemstones that can be identically replaced opal is unique as no two stones will ever be identical.

Thus making every opal cut  a unique piece. With an easy to navigate website you too could own a unique piece of Australia!

If it’s the geology aspect you are interested in video links can be found for how opal is mined and visit Lightening Ridge – the home of Australian Black Opal.

Just a word of warning…once you start to learn about opal you will be fascinated as much as I am to the beauty of our National Gemstone.