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COVID-19 Shipping Update

Castle and Things Colouring In Sheet

REVIEWED AND UPDATED 13 JULY 2020 We are still open for business! As everyone knows, Australia is an island. This is mostly a good thing BUT when borders are closed it means less movement of aircraft in and out of the country. This is having a major effect on current shipping processes and we’ve had to make some hard decisions. We are now only shipping to the countries listed below. If your country is not listed and you would like to purchase from us – please email us to find out if it is possible. If you are in Europe, we mostly can, but things are changing daily. If you…

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Colour me in!

Colouring in page by Black Opal Direct

Are you staying home to help flatten the curve? Let’s spread color and have some fun with this opal coloring in page! Download yours here! Download, screenshot, or print your page. Use your imagination to spread some color. Watercolor, pencil, collage, crayons – inspire us! Share your creation on your story and tag us @blackopaldirect Most importantly, have a play and spread some positivity! Download your coloring page here.

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The Amazing Women in Opal

Women in opal

It’s International Women’s Day today and I started thinking about all the women I have known and collaborated with over the years in the opal industry. Many of these women are unknown and unsung beyond our small pond. They are miners, advocates, educators, jewelers, opal merchants and artists. Some have a profile and others work behind the scenes. Here is a small image of some of those women. There are many more but these are the ones who were easy to find images of on Google! To all the fearless Australian Opal women I want to salute you. Working in this very male-centric field has been a blessing and a curse but…

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