Boulder opals are mined in Queensland Australia which gives you the assurance that you are getting a gem that is secure and will not lose its color like so many stones from wet areas of the earth do.
These gems have had thousands of years to dry out and solidify in the Australian outback heat. The brilliant color comes in small veins throughout the mother stone which is brown ironstone.
The opal cutter uses diamond blades to extract the color and has to decide the direction of the cleanup process which is a very skillful time-consuming job.
These opals are not porous which means they will not suck water or moisture into them when exposed to dampness such as when washing your hands or taking a shower.
As with all our jewelry collection, it comes with an international guarantee and you will also get a surprise gift with each order. If you are making a gift to someone and you have left it a bit late, ask us about our special ‘late gift card’ free service which is so successful that often its nearly as good as the gift itself because it builds anticipation.