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Welcome to St. Claire Opals - your source for Australian Opals

St. Claire Opals is proud to offer stunning opals from Australia, including opals from South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. Lightning Ridge in New South Wales is notable for its black opals which are among the worlds most valuable opals.

Australian Opals

St. Claire Opals is a supplier and seller of Australian Opals

Please note that if you are in the business of making jewellery and need Opals for that specific purpose, we are happy to supply you with the stone or stones at a reduced rate. Contact Peter at peter@stclaireopals.com

The opals for sale on this website are mainly from Australia and there a few brand new opals recently discovered in Western Australia. These are the Australis Fire opals shown below.

There are a couple of opals from Ethiopia and light throws up brilliant colours on them.

 

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If you return an opal, it must be in first class condition, as it was sent to you, in order to obtain money back.

Black Opals and other types of opals

The Lightning Ridge opals here are known as the Black Opals

Solid Black Opal Stone
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Solid Black Opal Stone
£50.00 GBP
Solid Crystal Opal
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Solid Crystal Opal
£35.00 GBP
Lightning Ridge Black Opal Stone
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Lightning Ridge Black Opal Stone
£48.00 GBP
Solid Lightning Ridge Opals
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Solid Lightning Ridge Opals
£38.00 GBP
Solid Lightning Ridge Stone
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Solid Lightning Ridge Stone
£28.00 GBP
Solid Lightning Ridge Opal Stone
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Solid Lightning Ridge Opal Stone
£50.00 GBP
Solid Black Lightning Ridge Opal Stone
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Solid Black Lightning Ridge Opal Stone
£85.00 GBP
Coober Pedy Crystal Opal Stone
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Coober Pedy Crystal Opal Stone
£45.00 GBP
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West Australian Fire Opals for sale now on this site!

A unique and magnificent discovery of fire opal has been made in the isolated outback of Western Australia.

Australia’s new opal, fire opal, vibrant, translucent and full of lustre these extremely rare and precious exquisite fire opals are now available for sale. Find out how a lucky course of events led to this discovery and how these Exquisite Fire Opals are so different from all other opal.

Australis Fire Opals are 100% natural and untreated in any way, the mining processes are environmentally responsible and sustainable. At this stage the mining operation is only shallow only to a depth of 1 metre. Australis fire opal is very rare, for every Australian fire opal sold there are 500,000 diamonds sold making it one of the rarest and most prestigious gems in the world.

Opals from Down Under

Did you know that the vast majority of the world's opals are mined in Australia? According to the Minerals Council of Australia, opals from down under were discovered in 1915 by a 14-year-old boy who was with a group of gold prospectors at the edge of the Great Victoria Desert northwest of Adelaide. The Australian 'opal rush' was on, and Australian opals have enchanted the world ever since.

Australia produces about 95 percent of the world's supply of mined opals. Though other countries produce opals, few opal deposits compare to those found down under. Australian opal mines produce precious opals in a rainbow of colors. Opals from down under are simply spectacular with the most prized Australian opals coming from minefields located in South Australia such as Lightning Ridge which is know for its black opals.

See the beauty of opals from down under for yourself. Browse our selection of Australian opals on this website.

How to Choose Australian Opals

It takes millions of years and the right geological conditions to form an opal, yet you may fall in love with one in an instant. Letting your heart be your guide is one approach. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, before you buy Australian opals, it's smart to understand Australian opal sources and patterns.

  • Australian opal sources - Several mines produce opals throughout South Australia. Different sources tend to produce opals with specific characteristics. For example, Andamooka is known for producing matrix and crystal opals while Lightning Ridge is known for its black Australian opals. If you prefer a specific type of opal, start with the right source.
  • Australian opal patterns - Australian opals come in a variety of patterns, some rarer than others. The floral pattern is the most common while harlequin and Chinese writing patterns are extremely rare. Rarity will affect the price of Australian opals.
We carry a large selection of Australian opals mined throughout South Australia. Start your Australian opal search today!

Buying Australian Opals for yourself or as a gift

Want to celebrate a personal milestone? Is a loved one's birthday coming up? Looking for gift ideas for a special occasion? Australian opals are perfect for the man or woman who has everything. Browse our selection of Australian opals or contact us with any questions you may have.

Know your Australian Opals? Choose an opal from the regions below

Shop for Australian opals by type. Most of our Australian opals originate from the following Australian states:

State Main Areas
South Australia Coober Pedy
Queensland Yowah Koroit Boulder
New South Wales Lightning Ridge
Western Australia Australis Fire Opals

Living in the UK?

Not found the opal you are looking forward, please contact Peter on +44 (0)2392468254 or simply email Peter at peter@stclaireopals.com. He'll be happy to assist you in any way he can.