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Opals from Australia are beautiful, rare and highly prized gemstones that contain all the colours of the rainbow in stunning patterns and shapes. An opal's appearance changes when it is moved around in the light, uncovering unseen beauty and hidden mysteries. Each of these Australian gemstones are as unique as a snowflake or human fingerprint, with no two found ever the same. Famous the world over for their brilliant, colourful spectrum and broad range of distinctive patterns, one of opal's most well-known and loved attributes is its ‘play-of-colour’. This phenomenon occurs when a beautiful movement of colour is seen in an opal as it is turned in the light. This play-of-colour is mostly seen on the top, or face, of the gemstone in spectacular, iridescent patterns which have names like Harlequin, pinfire, rolling flash, flagstone and Chinese writing, among others.

The most popular types of Australian opals set in jewelry today would be black opals, white opals, crystal opals and boulder opals, while jewellery products include opal pendants, opal necklaces, opal earrings, opal bracelets and opal rings. Opals mined in Australia are not only shaped into round or oval stones, but in more recent times freeform shapes or carved opals have become exceptionally popular, both for collection pieces and to be set into captivating fine quality gold and silver opal jewellery. Opal is the birthstone of October and well known as the Queen of Gems.


Black Star Opal is the world's leading online opal gemstone and opal jewellery boutique offering some of the finest opals from Australia available today. If you're searching for a specific type of opal stone, we have a wide variety of colours and patterns to choose from. 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, no matter how big or small the order.

A multi-generational family business, we have been a member of the Australian opal industry since 1969, originally as opal miners and global exporters of Lightning Ridge opal. Today, we operate a bricks and mortar retail business The Opal Centre, located at the Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, in addition to our online store Black Star Opal. We are directly connected to an extensive network of Australian opal miners in Lighting Ridge, Coober Pedy and the opal fields of Queensland, and 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.

We stand by our collections featuring Australian opal 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 may have.


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.

We recommend before ordering, 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.