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Discover the beauty of Australian opal jewelry. There is no other gemstone on earth like opal. From its beautiful, vibrant 'play of colour' phenomenon to its patterns, rarity and versatility - opal has it all. At Black Star Opal we have one of the largest varieties of contemporary and traditional jewellery styles featuring 'Australia's National Gemstone' available to choose from. 

Whether you are searching for solid stone jewellery, including pieces set with white opal and black opal, gems that shine with vibrant colour, or designs that are intricate with sparkling accent diamonds, we have styles to suit everyone. And we proudly say we have the highest quality and most affordable online selection you can find. 

Opal - A Unique and Timeless Gemstone

Jewellery set with these natural Australian gemstones have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the stone's unique and eye-catching appearance. This gemstone is known for its rainbow-like iridescence, making it a favourite among those looking for something different from the traditional diamonds, sapphires and rubies.

The History of Opal Jewellery

Opal jewellery has been around for centuries and has been used in many cultures for its healing properties. The ancient Romans believed that opals symbolised purity and hope, and the ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone gave its wearer the power of foresight.

The name 'opal' comes from the Sanskrit word 'upala', which means 'precious stone'. Opals have been mined in Australia since the 1800s and, today, Australia is one of the largest producers of opals in the world.

Why Opal Jewellery is Unique

Opal jewellery is unique due to the gemstone's natural 'play of colour'. The iridescence of opals is caused by the way light refracts through the tiny silica spheres that make up the stone. This creates a rainbow-like effect that can be seen in different lighting conditions.

Opals come in a variety of colours, from pink, blue and green, to brilliant red, purple and orange. The most prized opals, known as black opals from Lightning Ridge, have a black or dark background, which makes the colours stand out even more.

Why Opal Jewellery is Timeless

Opal jewellery is timeless because of its unique appearance and the fact that it is not a traditional choice for jewellery. While diamonds and sapphires have been popular for centuries, opals offer something different and unexpected.

Opals are also versatile and can be incorporated into a variety of jewellery designs, from simple stud earrings to elaborate necklaces and bracelets. Opal jewelry can be dressed up or down, making it a great choice for both casual and formal occasions.

How to Care for Opal Jewellery

Opal jewellery should be treated with care to avoid damage. Opals are sensitive to temperature changes, so they should not be exposed to extreme heat. They should also be kept away from chemicals, such as perfumes and cleaning products, which can damage the stone.

Opals should be cleaned gently with a soft cloth and warm water. Harsh chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners should be avoided as they can damage the stone.

Why Opal Jewellery is for You

Opal jewellery is a unique and timeless choice for those looking for something different and unexpected. The gemstone's natural play of colour makes it a standout choice for statement jewellery pieces, while its versatility allows it to be incorporated into a variety of designs. If you're looking for a unique and eye-catching piece of jewellery, consider opal jewellery. With proper care, it can be enjoyed for years to come.


Have you noticed lately that opal jewellery has become more trendy and popular? It's all the rage at the moment and with a huge range of styles, price points and stones available, it's so easy to see why it's the hottest accessory for 2023. From statement pieces and intricate designs to sleek and sophisticated jewellery in modern styles, Australian opal has become a fashion staple. Check out our list of 5 reasons why this stunning accessory is trending now.

1. Colourful and Unique

One of the defining features of opal jewellery is its range of captivating colours. These ethically sourced gemstones naturally occur in a wide variety of vibrant hues such as pink, blue, green, purple, orange, yellow and red (the rarest and most valuable colour of all). What's more, precious opal gems feature stunning 'play of colour', which is when different hues swirl around the face of the stone when its moved back and forth in light. Play of colour and unique patterning ensures no two pieces of opal jewellery are alike.

2. Symbolic and Lucky

Opal jewellery is said to be spiritually symbolic and very powerful. It is often thought to carry strong healing properties, and bring about hope, faithfulness and love. Wear opal and experience true self expression and tap into your inner beauty. Dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times, opals were believe to be portals to Heaven for those who wore them. Although there is an incorrect myth that opals bring bad luck, this couldn't be further from the truth! Opals are one of the luckiest gemstones on earth.

3. Versatile and Sophisticated

Whether you’re aiming for an elegant and sophisticated look or something more casual, opal jewellery is incredibly versatile. The beautiful rainbow of colours in this fascinating  gemstone blend with any outfit to create the perfect final touch. Opal features prominently in some of the world’s most famous jewellery pieces from classical eras and it remains just as popular today - proving its mysterious inner ‘fire’ phenomenon gives it staying power through the ages.

4. Effortlessly Chic Look

Opal jewellery gives the wearer the perfect opportunity to show off their personal style in a subtle yet sophisticated way. This stylish and timeless gemstone looks stunning on its own or paired with other colourful stones. The unique way different patterns of opals glint against the light means that you can wear them both day and night for an effortlessly chic style. Whether you prefer pieces made of classic white opal or vibrant and rare black opal, wearing opal gives you the chance to make a statement without being too 'out there'.

5. Affordability and Value for Money 

Opal jewellery is a great option to consider when looking for affordable luxury that won’t break the bank. Unlike diamonds and other jewels, this gemstone has a very wide range of prices and its easy to find a beautiful, unique ring, pendant or even earrings under $100 - or you can spend thousands for a top quality gold piece. Whatever your budget, you won't find real gemstone jewellery with the beauty and popularity of opal at these affordable prices. 


Black Star Opal is a specialty online jewellery and gemstone boutique that offers some of the finest jewellery made with opal available on the market today. If you're searching for a specific type of opal stone, we have a wide variety of colours and cuts from which you can choose. We also offer custom pieces if you would like something unique or special made just for your needs. Our expert opal team is always happy to help customers find exactly what they need in terms of jewelry or opal gemstones, no matter how big or small the order.

Quality ethically sourced, natural Australian opal gemstones and opal jewellery at reasonable prices is what we pride ourselves on. We have been a member of the Australian opal industry since 1969, originally as opal miners and global exporters of Lightning Ridge opal. As an established and reputable wholesale and retail opal gemstone business, we are directly connected to an extensive network of Australian opal miners in Lighting Ridge, Coober Pedy and the opal fields of Queensland. We also work closely with expert opal jewellery designers and manufacturers. This ensures our products are sourced directly from the miner, and our jewellery prices remain competitive and affordable for all budgets.

We stand by our opal jewelry with a 30-day money back guarantee. If your purchase is not quite what you were after, or you’d like to exchange for another item, we’re more than happy to help. We love seeing our customers happy and satisfied, and are pleased to assist with any questions you have about Australian opals or our opal, gemstone and crystal jewellery.


Black Star Opal offers a convenient worldwide delivery service. We take care of the cost of standard worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $200, offer free express worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $1500, and provide free postal insurance to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. 

Shipping is provided through Australia's national postal service, Australia Post, which offers a range of convenient delivery solutions. Parcels sent within Australia are shipped via Parcel Post or Express Post, which features a unique tracking number and may require a signature on delivery. Parcels sent outside Australia are shipped via International Standard or International Express Air Mail, which also features a unique tracking number and may require signature on delivery. We can also ship globally through FedEx upon request, however this will incur an extra cost that will vary depending on your location

Once your order is shipped you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number. You can enter your tracking number here to follow your order's progress to your door. Standard delivery to most countries is usually around two weeks, while delivery within Australia is usually between two to four working days. Due to current global Covid-related shipping issues, Black Star Opal cannot guarantee the above delivery times.

Before ordering, we recommend you check the Australia Post website for current shipping timeline estimates for all domestic and international standard and express deliveries. Approximate shipping timelines provided do not include additional time your package may be held by customs for clearance in your country. Please note: Black Star Opal bears no responsibility for delivery timelines, including any potential delays, or customs processing times. We are also not liable for any extra duties or taxes your country may charge on an imported item. It is the responsibility of the customer to research and pay any additional charges in their country.

If you have any queries about our delivery service or shipping policy, please get in touch with our friendly team - we are here to help assist with any questions you may have.