The Gemstone Trading Co has a long history of being associated with the opal mining industry. From the early days with mining claims at Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy and Andamooka through to the present day, we have always prided ourselves on sourcing and providing one of the widest and finest selections of opal available in Australia.
Opals are the pride of the Australian gemstone world. Australia produces 96% of the worlds opal supply and beyond doubt the most brilliant displays of colour. Unlike other gems which require faceting or mineral impurities to create its beauty, opals have an inherent way of light diffraction that produces radiant burst of colour. It is truly a unique gemstone that comes in a wonderful array of colours, patterns and types.
The many varieties include black opal, white opal, boulder opal, fire opal, Welo opal, crystal and matrix opal. The Gemstone Trading Company stocks all of these as well as doublets, triplets and opal specimens.