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Australian opals 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 Australian opal is as unique as a snowflake or human fingerprint, with no two found ever the same. Australian opal is famous the world over for its brilliant, colourful spectrum and broad range of distinctive patterns, with one of its most well-known and loved attribute being 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 opal jewelry today would be black opals, white opals, crystal opals and boulder opals. Popular jewellery products featuring Australian opals include opal pendants, opal necklaces, opal earrings, opal bracelets and opal rings. Australian opals are not only shaped into round or oval stones, which feature perfectly in beautiful Australian opal jewellery, 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. Australian opals are the birthstone of October and well known as the Queen of Gems.


Black Star Opal is a specialty online jewellery and gemstone boutique that offers some of the finest Australian opals 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 Australian opals and Australian 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 to wherever you need to send Australian opal jewellery and opals. We take care of the cost of standard worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $200 and provide free insurance for all orders over approximately AUD $600 to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. Express domestic and international shipping options are available for a small additional fee. 

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 less than 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 you check the Australia Post website for up to date shipping estimates before ordering. 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 is 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 Australian opal delivery service or shipping policy, please get in touch with our friendly team - we are here to help and love assisting with any questions you may have.



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