The Black Opal Stories

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October is almost here, or as others may know it, Opal Month!If you are lucky enough to be born in October you would know that … Read more


Nobby Opal Number 5

Here we are, nobby opal number 5 or ‘broken nobby’ as we have nicknamed it!What we already know about nobby number 5.– It is a … Read more


Saxon’s Going In!

Father and son are at it again, this time Saxon is learning to cut colored rough.Saxon’s last learning session saw him cutting and polishing a … Read more


Justin’s Pick Number 2

The number 2 nobby was Justin’s pick of the entire bunch.There is great hope for this particular nobby, it has an exceptionally thick color bar … Read more

Aussie Father’s Day Edit

Need a pressie to spoil your Daddio on September 3rd? Look no further, we have you covered with our Father’s Day Edit! Gemfish IF1 Flashlight … Read more

Nobby Opal Number 3

Nobby Opal number 3 from our ‘Pick a Winner’ competition came in at a very close second to number 4.A mixed up looking nobby but … Read more


Andamooka Crystal Opal

Incredible pieces of rough Andamooka Crystal Opal of this quality are becoming rarer to find.For that reason, I feel so privileged to have the opportunity … Read more

Competition Black Opal Direct

Pick a Winner for a Beginner!

Competition Time! We have a fun little competition for all you opal lovers out there!We have selected 5 rough nobby opals from a Lightning Ridge … Read more

Father Son

Like father, like son

Having the ability to share my time and knowledge with my son is such a gift.I did the same thing with my father around a … Read more

about face

About Face

The difficult decision every opal cutter must make is about face — the opal face of course!Which side do I decide to cut when both … Read more

Sentiment of Opals

The sentiment of opals will be carried through from generation to generation.We all have something that holds sentimental value. It may be a piece of … Read more

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