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Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

A fresher look

Fri 14 Aug, 2015

Due to Opals Down Under reaching our 30th year (still under the Stein family, too), we thought it was time for a fresh look. 

People already know that we are an attraction of sorts, but quite often the local market forgets that we are, first and foremost, specialists in gem-grade opals and opal jewellery, cutting our own opals on site.

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Welcome our newest showstopper

Tue 7 Jul, 2015

To celebrate our 30th year, we've decided to create a very special piece to commemorate Opals Down Under's three-decade journey.

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Some special surprises for our 30th year

Wed 10 Jun, 2015

As you may know, we're turning 30 this year! Thirty years supplying amazing opals and opal jewellery to all types of clients from all over the globe!

So, we thought we might celebrate with a few little surprises, leading up our actual anniversary in September/October.

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Sydney experiences OPALessence (play.with.colour)

Thu 2 Apr, 2015

(Sourced from the article "OPALessence (play.with.colour)" from the JAA website. Original article located at

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It's our 30th Year!

Thu 12 Mar, 2015

Way back in 1985, a couple with plenty of opal knowledge, and a dream to have Australia's Gem Stone in everyone's home, started a store in the small suburb of Glenview, on the Sunshine Coast.

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Take a tour of our store online

Thu 27 Nov, 2014

Never been to our physical store, or can't get to us?  We now have a virtual tour up and running on Google Maps.

For the locals, we know a lot of you have 'passed us nearly every day, but have never stopped in' (we here this daily), so maybe have a little explore online, then come on in, as we're open 7 Days a week.

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A Special Offer on our Horizon Pendant

Thu 13 Nov, 2014

The festive season is upon us, and to celebrate, we here at ODU have decided to give you the opportunity to purchase one of our signature pieces - The Horizon Pendant - at a special price.

This pendant features a unique Boulder Opal carving, done here on site by our Opal Cutter Scott Coggan, and set into a handmade 18k Yellow Gold pendant.

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Deadline for 2014 Custom Settings

Tue 28 Oct, 2014

We love helping you create Custom Settings for that special someone (or even yourself), but just remember for Christmas deadlines, settings take between 2 to 3 weeks to complete, so for local orders the deadline will be December 5.
International orders for Custom Settings will be the last week of November.

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We love Custom designs

Thu 4 Sep, 2014

Yes, we're just showing off now...

This ring was designed and created for a client recently, and it features a gorgeous Black Opal in White Gold, with 19 Diamonds.

We love the assymetry of this design.  What do you think? Click here to see this custom ring.

Click here to see this stunning custom ring.

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Using Opal in Men's Rings

Thu 4 Sep, 2014

Here at ODU, we are always creating amazing custom settings for our clients; breathtaking pendants, earrings, dress rings, and of course, Engagement Rings, all featuring stunning Australian Opal cut here, on site.

One of the comments we do hear from time to time is 'Where are your Men's rings?'.

Good question.  

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