Ph: +61 7 54945 400

Opals Down Under News

Opals Down Under News

The latest news from your favourite opal shop.

More news on new opal grading system

Fri 24 Jun, 2011

A little while back we mentioned there was talk of bringing a unified method of classifying opals into the industry.

Read more Comment (0)

A word of advice on certain Opal Rings

Tue 12 Apr, 2011

We've been getting some emails lately about a certain type of opal ring, that despite the recommendations and advice we give, people seem to want to go ahead with using them still.

Read more Comment (0)

Now trialing some Seriously Twisted stuff

Sat 19 Mar, 2011

Here at Opals Down Under, we like to explore new avenues and new trends.

Read more Comment (0)

Design our next pendant!

Fri 11 Mar, 2011

Opals Down Under, the Sunshine Coast’s premier Opal Specialists wants YOUR input.


We are currently developing some new designs for a range of Sterling Silver Opal Pendants, but during the process, we thought who better to tell us what they want in a pendant than the customer.


Read more Comment (0)

So what really IS the big deal about Opal?

Tue 8 Mar, 2011

Working in the Opal Industry in Australia, it's interesting to see - on a daily basis - the look of amazement on those who are newcomers to the gem.

We also hear some 'pearlers' of stories/pre-conceived notions of what Opals look like or what they are made of, and of course, the whole bad luck myths (thank you very much, De Beers).

Read more Comment (0)

Love Australia? Love Opal!

Wed 2 Feb, 2011

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so we say, forget diamonds... gems with colour are the new 'it' stones. And what stone has a more vibrant range than Australian Opal?

Say 'I love you' this Valentine's Day with a colourful, stunning opal.

Read more Comment (0)

Oz Day means half a century for an Austrian in Australia.

Mon 24 Jan, 2011

When you look at it on paper, it’s only two letters difference between Austria and Australia, but for Sunshine Coast’s Immo Stein, it means a whole lot more.


Read more Comment (0)

Win this pendant...

Mon 13 Dec, 2010

Because it is the Season to be Jolly, we here at Opals Down Under have decided to give away this stunning freefrom Triplet Opal Pendant in Sterling Silver, retail value of AU$210.

Read more Comment (0)

The Bright Side - Article from QANTAS Inflight Magazine

Tue 30 Nov, 2010

Thank you to the Opal Association for bringing this article to our attention. A very interesting article by Susan Owens on October 1, 2010 in the QANTAS Inflight Magazine.

As this year’s Paris Biennale des Antiquaires proved, the Australian opal is punching above its weight in the world of designer jewellery.

Read more Comment (0)