Opal has been our life since 1975
We're passionate about bringing quality rough and cut opal to you
All our opal is mined in Coober Pedy
Opal is still picked out by hand.
Heavy digging machiney is used in this modern day to mine but opal is still dug out by hand with a pick to get the precious gem out with as little damage as possible
The rich colours of a desert landscape are displayed here in the dry outback. These hills are locally called the Breakaways and are about 20km north of Coober Pedy
Coober Pedy's Mine Rescue Squad circa 1970's on a training exercise on the opal fields
In the beginning
Our family came to Coober Pedy in 1975 at the height of the Opal boom. Since that time we have been involved in the opal business as miners, cutters and in the jewelery business.
Our life in Coober Pedy has been one of excitement with all the ups and downs of living in a small isolated mining town. Coober Pedy has a multicultlural population which has made it a very rich environment to raise our children. Coober Pedy's population is now around two and a half thousand, down from the five thousand at its boom when opal prices where high and mining expenses much lower.
Our promise to you
We aim to please our customers and will refund any buyer if not satisfied with material sent. We will not refund however if material has been altered in any way..