as unique
as you are.

Opals as unique as
you are.

Australia’s best opals

We might be biased, but we believe opal is the most mesmerisingly beautiful gem in the world. We’re on a first name basis with the miners we source from, which means you can rest easy that your opal is not only stunning but also 100% natural, traceable and ethical.

Sourced by us in Lightning Ridge. Enjoyed by clients worldwide.

Our Collections

We source the very best Australian Opals from Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy, Andamooka and Winton to bring you a stunning range of jewelry and gems to choose from. Explore our collections now.

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Curated for You


Anything But Oval

Discover the many shapes of Opal


Gold Rush

The gold standard of Opals


Black Beauties

Beautiful Black Opals to suit any budget

Let’s share a story shall we?

Seam Country

Seam Country

This week we’re working with a seamingly good opal from Seam Country — the Grawin Fields (see what we did there?).We can see even as…

Wyoming Nobby

Wyoming Nobby

This particular Wyoming Nobby from Lightning Ridge is showing a lot of potential. The color looks vibrant and the color bar seems to be a…

The Black Opal Experience

Opal TV: Let’s take
you behind the scenes

Come and learn everything you need to know about opal. Find all of our opal videos in the one place.

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Magic play of color 🌈😍⁠
3.10ct gem black opal 11.5x10x4mm
Once in a very blue moon does an opal like this one comes around 🌚🌛
I ❤️ Opal⁠
I ❤️ Pinfire Opal⁠
I ❤️ Opal with Red & Blue⁠
Check out the YouTube video we launched today of Justin cutting these two gem opals, the shapes presented themselves, it was a complete surprise how they cut.⁠
A very successful and famous opal miner showed me this piece on a visit to Lightning Ridge. It was the first piece of rough opal he had ever found and he accidentally split it with his digging machine on a dig. He has kept it for over 30 years as a keepsake reminder of where he has been.⁠
It was this gem that gave him Opal Fever! 😎

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Welcome to the Black Opal Direct website, home of the amazing Australian black opal as well as all the other beauties like crystal opal, dark opal, white opal and of course boulder opal! Our family has been in the opal game since 1961 and we just love making our clients opal dreams come true. READ MORE…


Since black opals come in unique shapes and sizes there’s no way to exactly custom design your opal jewelry until you find the perfect opal. Finding the right opal to use in your jewelry is really a love affair… Love at first sight in fact.

Because black opals can be found in a wide variety of patterns and colors, you might search a long time before you find the perfect opal gemstone, and you will know it as soon as you see it. Simply seeing photos of black opals isn’t good enough to make an opal buying decision, which is why every one of our opals has a short video to show the play of color that becomes the centerpiece of your opal jewelry.

The black opals you’ll find on this website are perfect for making that extra special opal ring, opal pendant, black opal earrings, and even as part of a bracelet with mounted opals.

All our opals are backed by Our Promise to you. If you receive your opal and it isn’t what you are looking for, you can return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund (less shipping of course). There are some conditions so be sure to visit the Our Promise page. We ship to many countries including the USA, UK, Europe and many countries within Asia. We use a combination of Fedex and DHL eCommerce for safe and reliable shipping.

Paying for your purchase is easy. We accept US dollars and Australian dollars and you can switch between the two currencies using the flags at the top of the page. We accept Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. If you are in Australia or the USA you can also use bank transfer to our local country accounts.

Please enjoy viewing our wide range of Australian opals and if you need any assistance, we are only a message away!

We acknowledge all First Peoples of this land specifically the Yugambeh People on whose land we live and the Gamilaroi and Yuwaalaraay people on whose land opal is found. We celebrate their enduring connections to Country, knowledge and stories. We pay our respects to Elders and Ancestors who watch over us and guide the community.

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