Opal 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.

Beauty 
is in the 
eye Of the 
beholder

Curated for You

Dazzling Darks

Dark and mysterious, dazzling and delightful — the dark horse of the opal world!

Anything But Oval

Triangles, teardrops, hearts, cushion cuts, the list goes on, and honestly, we love them all.

YouTube

YouTube Opals

Bear witness to the outcomes of over three decades of mastering opal cutting.

Story Time

Opal Miners Gem Cut

Opal Miner’s Gem Cut

When my two opal miner friends said they had “the best nobby opal we have ever mined,” my curiosity was immediately piqued. They were unsure…

166ct rough opal

166ct Rough Opal

I have been putting off cutting this piece of 166ct rough opal.The approach to a piece this large takes a little more patience and brainpower,…

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.

Opal TV
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The rolling color across the face of this Crystal Opal is in fact, outrageous!⁠
Beaming with happiness, this gorgeous Australian Opal would make the perfect pendant or a sizable ring ✨️🍭⁠
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4.41ct crystal opal 14x10x5mm
✨️ Tatiana Pendant ✨️⁠
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Gazing upon our beautiful Tatiana Pendants brings us so much joy 🤍⁠
Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold or Silver — we love them all!⁠
This dazzling dark opal is a feast for the eyes.⁠
A bright and colorful flagstone pattern across the gem, showing red, orange, gold and blue.⁠
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4.54ct dark opal 16.1×9.1×4.5mm
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Want to read more?

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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