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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, with an opal's appearance changing when it is moved around in the light, uncovering unseen beauty. Each 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 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.


Quality ethically sourced, natural Australian opal gemstones 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 and opal jewellery 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 Australian opal products 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 $150 and provide free insurance for all orders over AUD $1000 to protect against theft, loss or damage during delivery. We deliver our Australian opal products 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 Australian opal gemstones.

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 Australian opal 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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