Opal has often been described as ‘the world’s most colorful gemstone’ This website brings to you, displays of opals and opal jewelry second to none in the world.
There is nothing more exciting than walking into a store with lots of bright colorful trinkets in many varieties. This experience can be had online right here at opalmine.
For many years the opalmine store was located under an old shop at the southern end of the Gold Coast, Australia.
The shop was based on similar underground crystal, and black opal displays at Lightning Ridge and Coober Pedy, outback opal fields of Australia. The store was totally unique, being just like an opal cave with chunks of rough boulder and other types of opal protruding from the wall.
This was contrasted with luxurious showcases filled with all varieties of fascinating opals both unset and assembled into pendants, rings, bracelets, earrings along with a variety of jewelry for guys. Opal cuff links, Tie tacks, Tie bars, Bolas and belt buckles.
Opal Jewelry Store has been online now since 1996
For the past 20 years or so, this opal shop has been available online for the world to see. The wonders of modern technology is giving the public a ‘bird’s eye view’ of opal. Here at opalmine.com, you can analyse each stone.
For your convenience so that you can imagine the size of each item, we have often included a picture of a well known currency item such as theUnited States dime. Keep in mind that a dime is similar in size to an Australian 5c, a UK 5 pence, a Euro 10c, Russian Kopek, Chinese Yi Jiao The Iranian 5 Rial is much larger (23.5 mm)
Opal colors and patterns are many and varied. At opalmine.com you will be able to take a good look at them in all their varieties from mine run rough opal, rough rubbed opal, cut and polished gems, along with opal settings such as pendant, rings, earrings, bracelets, earrings, cuff links, tie tacks and many more. Feel free to ask questions or add your comments to the blog at the bottom of each page.
Opal Jewelry store works of art
Old artefacts from the opal mines were also on display along with original works of art taken from the outback of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. A lot of these old pictures are shown online at this site.
To see opal properly it must either have incandescent or natural sunlight and in the days when this shop was in operation we didn’t have modern 12 v systems so it got pretty hot at times with about five spotlights blasting down on the showcases. However, with all that light it was an impressive sight.
Do you have an anniversary coming up? Or are you just looking for something different to give someone? You are sure to find something to suit everyone here.Whether the person you are thinking of likes more traditional styles of opal jewelry, or prefers something a bit more progressive such as boulder opal picture or abstract opals, we are sure you will find something here.
Australian outback where the opal fields are located.