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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Limited Edition

A limited edition curation of exquisite crystal opal jewelry pieces.

Fabulous Finds

As you can most likely tell by now, we do, in fact, love opal!


The Red Edit

The elusive red opal — the rarest of them all.

Let’s share a story shall we?

100ct Nobby Opal

100ct Nobby Opal

A 100ct Nobby Opal, will it bring me obstacles or opportunities?A piece of rough this big can make for an exciting cut.Obstacles like sand patches…

Black Opal Nobby

Opal Cut of the Year!

This is without a doubt, the opal cut of the year!The nobby was presented to me on my last trip to Lightning Ridge for the…

The Black Opal Experience

Opal TV: Let’s take
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Come and learn everything you need to know about opal. Find all of our opal videos in the one place.

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A bright and flashy green/blue Black Opal to round out the working week 🟢🔵⁠
2.72ct black opal 11.6×8.7×4.2mm⁠
✨️ Tatiana Ring ✨️⁠
Our Tatiana Ring was designed to be a statement piece with a softer edge.⁠
Bezel set in 18kt yellow gold around the natural formation of a 1.53ct Australian Black Opal with deep ocean blue and vibrant swirls of green and yellow.
It's not often you come across a Dark Opal with the brightness of a 5, this gem has a winning combination of...⁠
° Outstanding brightness⁠
° A bright and varied color palette⁠
° A Multitude of patterns⁠
° 3D color on color effect⁠
2.39ct dark opal 10x9x3 mm⁠
✨️ Johanna Necklace ✨️⁠
Modern, organic, and hand-made, the Johanna follows the contours of the opal. Following the Japanese tradition of Wabi-Sabi, every piece is perfectly imperfect in shape.⁠
Beautifully bezel set framed around a spectacular 2.26ct Australian Dark Opal with flakes of green, gold and blue. 45cm 18kt Italian yellow gold chain included.
Searching for the perfect large black opal ring stone?⁠
We've got you covered with this epic gem — bursting with fiery orange embers dancing across the face, complemented with flashes of every other color of the rainbow.⁠
2.86ct black opal 11x9x4mm

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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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