Opal Plus started selling Opals in Perth, Western Australia in 1990. At that time my brother Paul was mining Black Opal in Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia. He would send the rough Opal to Perth and we would cut, polish and sell the finished stones.
In 1992 we moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland and set up set an Opal cutting factory rubbing, cutting and polishing on average 120 Black Opals per day. At this time we had a number of partnerships and Opal mining ventures and a good source of Opal rough material.
We sold Opals in Australia and New Zealand as well as at the Tuscon Gem Shows in America and gem shows in Japan. In 1995 Estella started creating jewellery and we started selling Opal jewelry also around Australia to complement our Opal sales.
see Andamooka rainbow matrix rough and Queensland fairy opal being treated to look like expensive black opal. The stone were pre shaped before we put them in the vacuum. You can also use sugar instead of oil. We don't use any acid in this process.!