Scott is the main man here at Opals Down Under. Director. Opal Artisan. Product tester. Opals Down Under Ambassador at Networking meetings.
With over 25 years of opal cutting experience behind him, Scott is regarded as one of the finest Opal Cutters in Australia, with many jewellers, miners and enthusiasts seeking his skill and advise.
If you need your opal valued for insurance reasons, or just interested in what it is actually worth, you need to talk to Scott (call ahead first, as he is a busy man).
Rhys has been with Opals Down Under since 2006, firstly thrown into the deep end of managing the website.
Since then, he has overseen changes in advertising and marketing, and worked his way up to the role of Manager of Opals Down Under from September 2017.
Rhys dedicates a large portion of his working day photographing our unset opals and opal jewellery, answering enquiries, working on advertising lay-outs, as well as general sales and inventory.
Starting at Opals Down Under as a junior, Jessie has become an integral part of the ODU team, rising up to the role of Assistant Manager, in charge of stock control, liaising with clients, and day-to-day duties.
Immo & Louise Stein
In 1985, Immo & Louise Stein built Opals Down Under on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Dedicating themselves to raising their family whilst also running a successful business, Immo & Louise saw their business grow and grow, earning a reputation as THE premier Opal Specialists on the Sunshine Coast, if not South East Queensland.
Immo began cutting opal in 1963 in the South Australian Opal fields of Andamooka.
In 1969 Immo and Louise married and moved to the Coober Pedy Opal Fields for five years, moved to Adelaide for a year, before travelling around Australia in a 31-foot caravan, cutting opals from a mobile workshop and supplying opals to gem dealers and jewellery stores.
In 1980, the Stein family moved to Gympie and set-up their first opal shop, and five years later, moving south to the Sunshine Coast, Opals Down Under was born.
Immo & Louise are now retired, having sold the business to previous manager, and now owner, Scott.