Opal Information

A List Of Australian Outback Animals Found In The Opal Fields

A List Of Australian Outback Animals Found In The Opal Fields

Have you ever wondered what kind of Australian Outback animals are found in the Opal Fields? Journey with us as we explore the exciting world of the Outback!
  • 20th Jul 2020
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All About the Grawin Opal fields

All About the Grawin Opal fields

While tourists spend days exploring Lightning Ridge, a popular stop on the trail is the Grawin Opal Fields.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Are Ethiopian Opals Ethical?

Are Ethiopian Opals Ethical?

Ethiopia has become the second largest opal supplier in the world, but are Ethiopian opals ethical? Learn all about Ethiopian opal mining trade and regulations.
  • 16th Feb 2020
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Are Ethiopian Opals Good Quality?

Are Ethiopian Opals Good Quality?

Are Ethiopian opals good quality? Learn about the history, origin and unique features of Ethiopian opal and how it varies from Australian opal.
  • 26th Mar 2020
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Are Ethiopian Opals Rare Gemstones?

Are Ethiopian Opals Rare Gemstones?

Want to learn about one of the rarest jewels in the world? You’ve heard of them, but you might be wondering: is Ethiopian Opal Rare? Find out in this informative guide!
  • 26th Mar 2020
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Australian Opal Vs. Ethiopian Opal - What’s the Difference?

Australian Opal Vs. Ethiopian Opal - What’s the Difference?

Wondering about the major differences between Australian opal and Ethiopian opal? From price to looks, we’re spilling all the details you need to know about!
  • 14th Feb 2020
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Black Opal With Chinese Writing

Black Opal With Chinese Writing

Recently demand has been strong for black and crystal opals that has Chinese characters in the pattern. Watch as we get a Chinese teacher to interprate what some of our Black Opals say.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Boulder Opal vs Doublet Opal

Boulder Opal vs Doublet Opal

Boulder Opal vs Doublet Opal - The confusion can come from the fact that ironstone, which is found in natural Boulder Opal is often used as a backing piece to Opal Doublets.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Can Opal Jewelry get wet? (Care and maintenance facts)

Can Opal Jewelry get wet? (Care and maintenance facts)

Can Opal Jewelry get wet? Lets take a closer look at what happens when Opal is wet and what to look out for.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Discover The Opalized Fossils Of Prehistoric Animals!

Discover The Opalized Fossils Of Prehistoric Animals!

Long before Australian opals ruled the marketplace, dinosaurs roamed the earth. In this article, we head to the Australian Outback to discover the opalized fossils of ancient animal remains!
  • 26th Jul 2020
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Eric the Opalized Pliosaur

Eric the Opalized Pliosaur

First discovered in the year 1987 in a small town in Australia, the skeleton of a pliosaur that is widely known as Eric has the exceptional quality of having become opalized across the millennia.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Flame Fire Black Opals mined in Lightning Ridge

Flame Fire Black Opals mined in Lightning Ridge

Flame Fire Black Opals mined in Lightning Ridge by Opalrush
  • Chris Gawthorpe
  • 22nd Apr 2020
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Fossicking For Opals In Australia

Fossicking For Opals In Australia

Fossicking For Opals In Australia is a fun and exciting experience. We have some handy tips to help you get started.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Ghost Phantom Opal

Ghost Phantom Opal

Ghost Phantom Opal is very rare and a unique formation that shows a milky ghost inclusion inside the Opal. Click to learn more about this amazing Opal.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Heart Shaped Opals

Heart Shaped Opals

Heart Shaped Opals have become very popular in recent years. Not just for mothers day or valentines day but as a way of showing true love
  • 12th Jan 2020
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History About Andamooka Opal and How To Treat It

History About Andamooka Opal and How To Treat It

Andamooka Opal is one the most mysterious Opals available. It is commonly treated to create a black dark Opal and it has been used in Jewelry worn by the Queen.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 1st Sep 2020
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History Of Chinese Opal Miners In Australia

History Of Chinese Opal Miners In Australia

Chinese miners have had long relationship with mining in Australia
  • 12th Jan 2020
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History Of Opal

History Of Opal

History Of Opal
  • 12th Jan 2020
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How Is Opal Formed?

How Is Opal Formed?

How Is Opal Formed? It is one of the burning questions that we all want to know. We explore some of the theories and discuss what we know so far
  • 12th Jan 2020
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How is Opal Mined

How is Opal Mined

Black opal mining has changed over the years from hand mining to using large machinery. Lets find out How is Black Opal Mined?
  • 12th Jan 2020
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How To Choose The Best Opal Ring For You

How To Choose The Best Opal Ring For You

Opal rings are beautiful, unique and a pleasure to wear. When trying to select the perfect Opal ring for you there are a number of considerations to take into account.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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How To Test For Treated Or Fake Opals

How To Test For Treated Or Fake Opals

A simple and manageable way to evaluate the treatment of black opal with focus on Dyed/Smoked Ethiopian Opal.
  • Paul Sedawie
  • 22nd Jul 2020
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Investment Opal

Investment Opal

The trick to getting the most effective portfolio possible is all about having a diversified portfolio. This is the exact reason why some top financial advisors suggest adding items like opal to portfolios
  • 18th Apr 2020
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Is Australian Opal Expensive? The Truth About Australian Opal Prices and Value

Is Australian Opal Expensive? The Truth About Australian Opal Prices and Value

Is Australian Opal expensive? Australian opals are regarded as the most expensive opals in the world. Learn everything about what makes Australian opal so valuable.
  • 3rd Feb 2020
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Is Ethiopian Opal Expensive or Affordable?

Is Ethiopian Opal Expensive or Affordable?

We know Australian opal is expensive, but is Ethiopian opal expensive or affordable? Learn all about how to value opals and the role origin plays in opal prices.
  • 11th Mar 2020
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Is Ethiopian Opal Natural? How To Spot A Real From A Fake

Is Ethiopian Opal Natural? How To Spot A Real From A Fake

Is Ethiopian Opal natural? Opals are beautiful gemstones, but there are a lot of fakes circulating. Learn how to tell a real Ethiopian opal from a fake in this informative guide.
  • 24th Mar 2020
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Kalimaya Black Opal

Kalimaya Black Opal

Kalimaya Black Opal
  • 19th May 2020
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Koroit Opal Information

Koroit Opal Information

Koroit Opal comes from a particular area in Queensland. They are famous for their deep, strong ironstone with stunning patterns and inclusions of colour.
  • 22nd May 2020
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Lightning Ridge Miners' Association

Lightning Ridge Miners' Association

Over the last 40 years, The Lightning Ridge Miners’ Association (LRMA) has represented the Opal mining community in dealings with both Government and non-government bodies over affairs affecting their economic and social welfare.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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New South Wales Opal Fields

New South Wales Opal Fields

New South Wales produces the largest amount of Australian opals by value. The two most famous areas are Lightning Ridge known for producing black opal the most valuable form and White Cliff.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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October Birthstone - Opal

October Birthstone - Opal

The birthstone for October is our favorite gemstone, the Opal. from Black Opals, Mexican Opals and Ethiopian Opals are all as unique as the people born in October
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

Opal - More Than Just a Pretty Stone

As well as Opal being an amazing gemstone there are many other references to Opal across the world.  Here are some of the most well know. 
  • Admin Iris
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Art

Opal Art

There is a type of design work known as opal art, which is a very intricate craft that is only performed by those who are master craftsman.
  • Steve Thomas
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Australias National Gemstone

Opal Australias National Gemstone

You may know the opal for a lot of things, but you may not know that the opal is actually the national gemstone of Australia.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Birthstone? Here’s What it Means

Opal Birthstone? Here’s What it Means

While opals are beautiful gemstones that look stunning on anyone, for those born in October, it has an extra touch of meaning.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Collections of the World

Opal Collections of the World

Opals have been collected for centuries and as a result they have appeared in many beautiful collections. From Europe, to Asia we will explore some of the most amazing collections of Opal the world has to offer.
  • 18th Apr 2020
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Opal Earrings

Opal Earrings

There are so many types of Opal Earrings in the world. Let us walk you through some of the most popular types and why you should own a pair of Opal Earrings.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Festivals And Opal Shows In Australia

Opal Festivals And Opal Shows In Australia

Your guide to Australian opal festivals and shows for the year. If you're an opal lover it's a great excuse to come down under and check them all out.
  • 29th Feb 2020
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Opal Fields Memorabilia Coober pedy 1973

Opal Fields Memorabilia Coober pedy 1973

Opal Fields Memorabilia Coober pedy 1973
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Fields Of Australia

Opal Fields Of Australia

There are many different Opal Fields in Australia and we explore which types of opal comes from which region. Click to learn more.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Images Before Digital

Opal Images Before Digital

Opal Images Before Digital. Checkout how different the images are compared to today
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Inlay

Opal Inlay

Opal Inlay is a method of using thin Opal chips in Jewelry to create a beautiful and interesting pattern. Learn how they do it and how to look after them.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Jewelry Inheritance

Opal Jewelry Inheritance

Opal Jewelry Inheritance
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mines in Australia

Opal Mines in Australia

The Opal Mines in Australia are responsible for 90% of worlds production of Opal. Learn how each mine produces a unique and beautiful Opal.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mining

Opal Mining

Opal Mining
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mining Camp

Opal Mining Camp

Opal Mining Camp
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mining Equipment Used In The Outback Opal Hunters TV Series

Opal Mining Equipment Used In The Outback Opal Hunters TV Series

Let us explain the different types of opal mining equipment used om the Outback Opal Hunters TV show.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mining Fields At Lightning Ridge

Opal Mining Fields At Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge is the renowned home of the elusive Black Opal, which has put the small mining town on the map and has over 15 famous mining fields.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Mining IPO Float 1896

Opal Mining IPO Float 1896

Opal Mining IPO Float 1896
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal mining Lifestyle  By Gone days

Opal mining Lifestyle By Gone days

Opal mining Lifestyle By Gone days
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Poetry

Opal Poetry

All poetry on this page is owned by the respective authors. Unauthorised reproduction is prohibited.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Shells

Opal Shells

Opal shells are very unique pieces for any collection. These are shells that have been opalized. A lot of these shells come from the opal fields in Coober Pedy
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Sheriff Program

Opal Sheriff Program

The Opal Sheriff Program is a world first program that allows customers to request a review on any item listed on Opal Auctions.
  • 9th Aug 2020
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Opal Treasures find   -   4500% Return!

Opal Treasures find - 4500% Return!

Opal Treasures find - 4500% Return!
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal vs Opalite — What's the Difference?

Opal vs Opalite — What's the Difference?

Are you trying to figure out the difference between Opal, Opalite and natural Opalite? Let's explore the difference between these 3 stone types.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Watches

Opal Watches

Mosaic opal watches are very popular, as they display brilliant colour at only a fraction of what a solid-gem opal watch would cost.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opal Yarns - Stories From The Opal Camps

Opal Yarns - Stories From The Opal Camps

Opal Yarns
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opalized Fossil

Opalized Fossil

An Opalized Fossil is one of the rarest finds an Opal miner can make. Check out what the common fossils are and where they are found.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opals Do They Have Secret Messages And Numbers?

Opals Do They Have Secret Messages And Numbers?

Do Opals have secret messages and numbers? Check out some of the amazing opals in our collection that will make you think twice.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opals From all Over The World

Opals From all Over The World

Did you know that Opals can be found in every corner of the globe? Lets explore the Opals Of The World.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opals in Russia - Cacholong Opal

Opals in Russia - Cacholong Opal

Opals in Russia Cacholong Opal.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opals Make for colourful Business

Opals Make for colourful Business

With a passion for opals, Wayne and Estella Sedawie established Opal Plus more that 14 years ago and have found the internet to be a valuable tool. It’s where most of the company’s international transactions take place.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Opals Of The World

Opals Of The World

Opals Of The World
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Queensland Opal Mining Fields

Queensland Opal Mining Fields

There are so many Queensland Opal mining fields spread out over 1000km. Click to learn about each location and view our beautiful Queensland opals for sale.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Red Fire Black Opal Empress Found In Rough Parcel

Red Fire Black Opal Empress Found In Rough Parcel

Watch as a $30,000 Red Fire Black Opal is found in a rough parcel,. The unassuming stone becomes one of the most beautiful Opals ever cut.
  • Paul Sedawie
  • 29th Jul 2020
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South Australian Opal Fields

South Australian Opal Fields

South Australia has a rich history when it comes to the Opals found in Australia. It was one of the first regions to be mined and once created booming towns.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Texas's Love For Opals

Texas's Love For Opals

The second largest state in the United States of America, Texas has a long love affair with Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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The 10 Best Opal Sales From 2015

The 10 Best Opal Sales From 2015

2015 was a huge year for Opals. Check out our 10 best Opal sales from the year including Black Opal and Ethiopian Opal
  • 7th May 2020
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The Opal Channel

The Opal Channel

Watch, learn and enjoy videos that are all about opals. From educational information to advanced cutting instructions. A must see for all opal enthusiasts.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 25th Mar 2020
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The Opal Rough Cutting Channel

The Opal Rough Cutting Channel

Watch, learn and enjoy videos that are all about cutting rough opals. From educational information to advanced cutting instructions. A must see for all opal enthusiasts.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 16th Aug 2020
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Types Of Opals

Types Of Opals

There are so many Types Of Opals on the market that it can be hard to identify them. This article will outline the Types Of Opals and help to identify them.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Are Unset Opals?

What Are Unset Opals?

Buying unset opals gives you the freedom to custom-make a jewelry item with a unique setting. But before we get into jewelry customization with uncut opals, let’s examine the processes involved with creating unset opals.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Color is Opal?

What Color is Opal?

You might be wondering why opals are so colorful and exactly what color they are. There are several factors that contribute to the unique rainbow of colors that an opal stone emits.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Colors Do Mexican Fire Opals Come In?

What Colors Do Mexican Fire Opals Come In?

Have you ever seen a Mexican Fire Opal and its amazing colors? Let us tell you about the array for stunning colors that can be found in a Mexican Fire Opal.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Is A Cabochon And Why Are Opals Cut Like This?

What Is A Cabochon And Why Are Opals Cut Like This?

There are two styles of gem cutting: faceting and cabochon. What is a cabochon and why are opals cut like this? Learn about the origins and meaning of this smooth, polished gem style!
  • 11th Aug 2020
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What is Opal

What is Opal

We love Opal but have yo ever wondered what is Opal? It is a very unqiue gemstone with some great qualities.
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What is Pipe Opal?

What is Pipe Opal?

Pipe Opal is causing lots of excitement among the Opal lovers of the world. These bright tabular shaped opals are mysterious, beautiful and rare.
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Is The Best Opal Rough To Learn Opal Cutting And Polishing?

What Is The Best Opal Rough To Learn Opal Cutting And Polishing?

Cutting Opal from the rough into a finished stone is very rewarding. But as a beginner it can seem daunting to figure out what type of Opal rough to choose. Lets take a closer look at some of the options.
  • 6th Sep 2020
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What Is White Opal and Where Does It Come From?

What Is White Opal and Where Does It Come From?

White Opal or Milk Opal is a precious type of Opal found in South Australia. Learn more about this beautiful type of Opal and the famous Opal fields it comes from.
  • Ross Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What is Your Favourite Opal Bracelet?

What is Your Favourite Opal Bracelet?

What is your favourite Opal Bracelet?
  • Wayne Sedawie
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What is Your Favourite Opal Pendant?

What is Your Favourite Opal Pendant?

What is Your Favourite Opal Pendant?
  • 12th Jan 2020
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What Is Your Favourite Opal Ring?

What Is Your Favourite Opal Ring?

What Is Your Favourite Opal Ring?
  • 12th Jan 2020
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Why is Australian Opal So Expensive?

Why is Australian Opal So Expensive?

What is the most expensive opal? There are many traits that influence the value of these gemstones, but Australian opal is by far the most pricey. Learn why.
  • 11th Mar 2020
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