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Good bye 2018 and hello 2019

Good bye 2018 and hello 2019

For us 2018 witnessed some big changes. We decided to cease supplying stores and to concentrate on our web presence. We had owned and operated retail stores from 1987 to 2002, but that experience didn’t prepare us for the challenges and requirements for facilitating...

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Freight Talk

Freight Talk

With Christmas fast approaching it’s time to talk freight.Domestic Orders would need to be in by Thursday December 20 for regional areas and Friday 21 for Capital Cities.International Orders would need to be complete before December 10 just to play it safe. The option...

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Launch of the new Webstore

Launch of the new Webstore

Early November was exciting for us with the launch of our new Webstore: opalartglobal.com  For the last couple of years we have been trading on Etsy as Opal Art Global and the response gave us the confidence to expand.  It’s been a learning experience getting the site...

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Opal & Beyond

Beyond the Beauty

Beyond the Beauty

Opal is given as a symbol of hope, happiness and truth. As beautiful and unique opals are, for many people, they also evoke feelings, inspiration and connection.  Here’s one metaphysical qualityThe opal contains water that ties it to our emotional side. It can amplify...

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A comment on the current state of the industry

A comment on the current state of the industry

On a buying trip to the opal fields earlier this year we were struck with the realization that opal is a limited resource.We’ve never had trouble with supply of rough until now…With less opal being found and more buyers wanting to buy (snapping everything up at...

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A quiet read under the gumtree

A quiet read under the gumtree

One of the best books for a comprehensive insight into opal is Rediscover Opals in Australian (1999) revised and updated version of “Discover Opals before & beyond 2000’ (1996) by Stephen AracicThe book explores historical and modern perspectives on the opal...

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Opal Nomenclature

Opal Nomenclature

Words help us make sense of the world we live in.All industries have their own words and phrases to describe particular things peculiar to that industry.The modern term for this is nomenclature.The opal industry has a plethora of words that wander far from the literal...

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