Opal Auctions Bans All Synthetic Opals 2012

As of December 2012 all synthetic Opals on Opal Auctions have been deleted.

We want to give buyers confidence and removed any unwanted categories that might confuse the buyer or harm the Opal industry.

Also all man made Opal Pendants have been transferred to our new man made designer site, Gemstones Auctions.

Opal Triplets and Opal Doublets are offered for sale as they are recognised by the Opal industry and our sellers are clear about description of these Opals in their listings.

All doublets and triplets are made from natural Opals.

A message from a buyer on Opal Auctions was received today highlights this point:

“The opal is clearer than on the picture but very very beautiful and play of light :) I love it very much… What could be the resale price for that kind of opal please? I am reseller on Ebay but I don’t buy opals there because I see they are from LAB and not from EARTH MINED, even if resellers write NATURAL. THANK YOU FOR ALL and thanks for you reply.”

Currently there are many online Opal & Gemstone sites that are saturated with fancy named synthetic opals and gemstones, however they fail to specify these stones are man made which will fade in the sunlight and are brittle in quality.

Many sites offer Black Opal which is actually only Ethiopian Opal that has been smoked.

Our Opal Sheriff Program monitors all listings and advises sellers of any new techniques that may effect the Opal industry.

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*Some accent stones on jewelry items may contain some man made pieces.

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