This is the parent section for our Opals – we sell a wide range of stones including Welo Opal, Australian Opal, Honduran Opal and more.

Opal is a gorgeous gemstone which often shows a play of colour with many bright colours available.

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Information about Opals

Holding an Opal is like holding a galaxy in the palm of your hand. Its beautiful array of colours and hues look remarkably like something observed through a telescope. The internal structure of precious opals mean they diffract light; depending on the conditions in which they are formed, they can display many colours.

Opals are the national gemstone of Australia, due to the massive deposits of boulder, black, and white opals found there – the mining town of Cooper Pedy is world famous for the dark stones it produces. Queensland also produces a large amount of decent quality boulder opals.

Different types of this stone are found worldwide, including Mexico, Ethiopia, and Australia, with common white being found in even more countries.


Photos of Opals


Rough Welo Opal Specimen

Rough specimen from the Welo fields of Ethiopia.

By Parent Géry (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Polished Black Opal

Beautiful polished Black specimen from the Lightning Ridge opalfield of Australia.

By Daniel Mekis (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Opalised Belemnite Fossil from Coober Pedy

Gorgeous opalised Belemnite fossil from Coober Pedy.

By Vassil (Alias Collections) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons