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There's a change in the air...

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There's a change in the air...

Thu 13 May, 2010

Yes, it is our 25th birthday this year, and we though a great way to celebrate would be to have a little facelift. The store has been in the exact same location since 1985, and as we do get frequent, return visitors to ODU, it's always a good idea to surprise them from time to time. The inside is getting a bit of a spruce up, with some new colour added to the interior, as well as some other goodies. Outside, we've already created a cool little shelter for the secondary Scratch Patch, but an even bigger shelter is being planned. A little hint - we're moving slightly away from the look of the popular 'opal kangaroo', and incorporating something sleek. You see, the problem here for us is that the tourists can find us easily, but our local demographic has trouble understanding the beauty of opal and the possibility of this phenomenal stone to be something fresh, modern and exciting. So, we thought we'd spell it out to them, to take another look, per se. [caption id="attachment_174" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hard to figure out, but once completed it will look very nice."]Hard to figure out, but once completed it will look very nice.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Showing new designs, opal info and specials"]Showing new designs, opal info and specials[/caption] [caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A bigger, bolder one is planned further in front of the store."]A bigger, bolder one is planned further in front of the store.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_177" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Out with the old, in with the cushy and new."]Out with the old, in with the cushy and new.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_178" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Pretty."]Pretty.[/caption] A sneek peek at the new style of ring we will be having made White gold and blue stones?  It's the new black. Stay tuned for when the transformation is complete.