About-opals

Welcome to Black Lightning Opals. All of our loose natural opal gemstones are proudly selected on site in Lightning Ridge New South Wales Australia, then cut and polished and ready to be set in jewellery, so you are sure that you are getting authentic and the best quality Australian opals. We offer you only high grade Solid Black Opal, Dark Opal, Crystal Opal and Light Opal.

The Black opal is still the most renowned and desired opal in the world. Lightning Ridge is the main source for precious black opal gemstones.

Whether you are an Opal retailer, jeweller or an Opal enthusiast, We welcome you to visit our secure online opal store.

Buy tax free Opals online with us, and benefit of our -

NO RISK 30 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE POLICY &

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING WITH POSTAL INSURANCE INCLUDED !

  • excludes opals under $100.

All major credit cards accepted, PayPal and bank transfers ( Prices are in USD )

Black Lightning Opals Cafe has just opened in Coolum Beach !

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Lightning Ridge Opals

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What is an Opal ?

Opals are more than 150 million years old and are a hydrated amorphous form of silica (SiO2·nH2O), being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt. The Opal is the national gemstone of Australia.

Lightning Ridge in New South Wales Australia, is the main source of the black opal. These Opals contain a predominantly dark background, gray to blue and black, displaying a wide range of colours.

The Lightning Ridge area is a world-renowned centre of the mining of black opals and other opal gemstones. It also has the largest known deposits of black opals in the world !

   Opal Descriptions & Pricing

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All of our Opals are Solid and 100% Natural from Lightning Ridge Australia. We are a proud member of the ASN.
Come and visit us in person to see our beautiful Opal collection at our address in Queensland or Darwin !

Our Policy

If for any reason you are not satisfied with one of our Opals, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund.