October 2017 opal market review - total sales 3325 opals sold, approximately up 10% on Septembers sales. Demand was strong for boulder opals, especially wood vegetation opals under $300 and clean boulder stones $1000 to $2000. Black opals around the $2,000 price point were in demand. Ethiopian opals were strong at both ends of the price points, Under $100 and top Ethiopian opals $2000 to $5000. Rough boulder parcels at $250 with volume cutters and Jundah pipe opals was in solid demand.
September 2017 opal market review - a total of 3,018 opals sold, approx. 17% up on August sales.
Boulder opals and Ethiopian opals were equal in strong volume sales. Top category was black opals with price points $5000 to $10,000.
Buyers bought a variety of rough opals from gamble parcel deals to clean rubbed opals.
August Opal market review - 2,591 Opals sold, paid and shipped for the month of August 2017.
Sales were steady over all categories with Boulder Opal sales the strongest. Demand was strong for newly listed wood fossil boulder opals and demand was weakest for lower grade boulders under $20.00
Black opals and Ethiopian opals sales were steady and each category had a few sales over $3,000 but most sales around $1,000 price point.
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