• Coober Pedy Opals

    Coober Pedy Opals

    Coober Pedy is an outback desert town located in South Australia in Australia, around 900km north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. The Stuart Highway is one of Australia’s major highways that runs from Darwin, thru Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Coober Pedy and down to Adelaide. Coober Pedy is a town that is very famous for being the best source in the world of...
  • How is Opal Formed?


    How is Opal Formed?


    More than 90% of the world’s precious opals come from Australia, and the rest can be found in other parts of the world such as Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia and USA. Opals from Mexico (called “Mexican Opal”) has more water and is transparent or extremely translucent. Opal is formed in different ways; depending on where they are found around the world. Please...
  • Learn About Opals

    Learn About Opals

    How are Opals made? Opal is formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water runs down through the earth, it picks up silica from sandstone, and carries this silica-rich solution into cracks and voids , caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. This cycle repeats over very long periods of time,...
  • Ethiopian Opals

    Ethiopian Opals

    Whilst 95% of the Worlds Opal has been discovered in Australia to date, some stunning opals have been found in a district called Welo in Ethiipian, North Africa. The landscape of Ethiopia is absolutely stunning and offers some of the most beautiful views in the world. Ethiopian Opals are just as beautiful to match this incredible place. These opals are very distinct looking and...
  • Lightning Ridge Opals

    Lightning Ridge Opals

    Lightning Ridge is a town located in the central northern area of New South Wales in Australia. The town is very close to the Queensland border. Lightning Ridge is very well known for its black opals; the best and most expensive opals in the world. This is why Lightning Ridge is known as the black opal capital of the world. The name originated from...
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