Cut and Finished Black Opal


Please note that this is a sampling of our stones, albeit the better ones. Most of these are priced @ wholesale. The value is there!

LIGHTNING RIDGE BLACK OPAL DOUBLETS

Here are some of the high dome doublets we brought back from Lightning Ridge this summer. These stones are unusually well cut and even better looking than the pictures portray. Outstanding doublets are unusual-to-rare and they are from one-tenth to one-twentieth the cost of a comparable solid black opal stone. In an appropriate setting, no one will be able to tell that their owner has just saved several thousand dollars.

Previous

LIGHTNING RIDGE SOLID BLACK OPALS

Now offering a 20% from prices shown below.
This is only a sample of what we have or can get — directly from the miner.
These stones are priced at what we believe to be a New York wholesale cost.

These images are only representative of the stones’ real beauty.

Previous

Black opal is the “king of opals” and is rare.
Mine prices of $10-20,000 per carat are not unusual for the best stones. In an average year, only a few (less than ten) world-class black stones are mined and offered for sale. We show a few of those in the “Very Special” section of this page.

Please call for details on size and carat weight.

The FAIRYSTONE

The miner’s wife calls this the Fairystone; isn’t it pretty? From the Lightning Ridge area, it shows what the miner calls a floral harlequin fireform. It is no longer available, but there are smaller ones like it. Please inquire!

Previous

LIGHTNING RIDGE SOLID BLACK OPALS — VERY SPECIAL

Here is a sample of world-class opal that we can get from our miners at the Ridge. These are stones of very high quality, pattern and brilliance, with colors that are crisp and bright. We can acquire stones like these and larger for serious purchasers — there is a non-refundable deposit for bringing these through customs, etc. They aren’t available on a casual look-see basis. Contact us!

There may be stones like this available at Tucson (February, 2002). Note the color mixtures and the patterns!

Previous

MORE UNCOMMON SOLID BLACK OPALS

Where else could you see so much black opal in one place at one time? All these stones are from known, stable fields — none of them come from the infamous, cracky, new field at Lightning Ridge known as Mulga’s Rush. They have been cut by our friends, the miners, themselves and are offered at wholesale Australian (as opposed to NY or LA wholesale) prices in lots. Individual stones are also discounted to wholesale. These two miners want to “cash-up” as they say in OZ.

Act now, if you see something you must have, some of these stones may go on a road trip in late August 2001.

Previous

Comments are closed.