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Lightning Ridge black opal from Australia is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of fine gems. It has all of the beauty and fire of more well-known gemstones, but can encapsulate all the colours of the rainbow in a single gemstone. Black Star Opal offers a wide variety of Lightning Ridge opals available from our website, including solid black opals and solid crystal opals, in many shapes, patterns and sizes. With over 35 years experience selling quality Australian opal gemstones, we are confident that we can help find the perfect Lightning Ridge opal gemstone or piece of jewellery.

Top Tips for Buying Lightning Ridge Black Opal Jewelry

Buying Lightning Ridge opal does not have to be confusing, especially when it comes to black opal, the most rare type of Australian opal you can buy. Our top tips will give you confidence when you shop black opal jewellery from Lightning Ridge - from style, origin, and value, we have it all!




Black Star Opal is a specialty online boutique that offers some of the finest Lightning Ridge opals available on the market today. If you're searching for a specific type of 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 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 1968, 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 are also connected to a vast network of leading opal jewellery designers and manufacturers. This ensures our opal gemstones are sourced directly from the miner, and our jewellery prices remain competitive and affordable for all budgets.

We stand by our Lightning Ridge opals and Lightning Ridge 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, or your online purchase.  


We take care of the cost of worldwide shipping for all orders over AUD $200 and provide free insurance for all orders over AUD $1000 to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. We deliver our Lightning Ridge opals to anywhere in the world, not just Australia! Whether it’s Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin or Tasmania in Australia, or New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Europe or any other country around the world. We offer a convenient delivery service to wherever you need to send Lightning Ridge opal jewellery.

Once your order is sent you will receive an email with your tracking number so you can follow your order’s progress to your door. Delivery to most countries is usually less than five working days, while delivery within Australia is between two to four working days. Please note: Due to current global Covid-related shipping issues, Black Star Opal cannot guarantee the above delivery times.

Worldwide standard shipping is provided through Australia Post, which offers a range of convenient delivery solutions. Parcels sent within Australia are shipped via Registered Post, which features a unique registration number and requires a signature on delivery. Parcels sent outside Australia are shipped via standard insured Air Mail, which is not traceable but features a unique registration number and requires a signature on delivery. We can also ship globally through FedEx upon request, however this will incur an extra cost that will vary dependent on your location. Please note: Black Star Opal is not liable for any extra duties or taxes your country may charge on an imported item.

If you have any queries about our Lightning Ridge opal jewelry delivery service or 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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