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  1. Brad,
    An amazing array of gems and information. I know there are several online diamond retailers such as Blue Nile etc. I always wondered about buying gemstones this way, especially wedding sets. It appears you address some of the questions that people may have. Are you capable of shipping all over the world in a timely manner? Do you carry inventory or is everything custom order? How long for a custom order? In my hometown, we have a local jeweler, 35 years, he has taken to selling mostly watches online due to competition. I guess the internet has impacted everywhere.

    • Hi Jacqueline,

      Thank you for your comment and it is great to meet you.

      All products on the website are my products except for the diamonds. I have studied and passed a course in diamonds and included diamonds on the website so people will have the opportunity to get a good and honest deal. I did a lot of research and put myself as a customer and found a company that I would buy from, with the knowledge of diamonds I have already obtained. The pricing is very good, the MANY reviews are exceptional, and there is a 30 day returns policy. And with regards to your jeweler, I think he really has no choice. If he doesn’t market through the internet it is my opinion that he will be gobbled up, so to speak. 

      With my Black Opals, gemstones, and fashion jewelry, I mainly ship all over the world through DHL Express which takes around 3-5 days to reach its final destination. Insurance is provided and the items can be tracked every step of the way. All Black Opals are unique and not one stone is the same. All stones are solid and there are NO doublets, triplets, any synthetic opal in any shape or form or Ethiopian opal trying to be passed off as black opal. All opals are Australian and what you see on the website is what is available. If you want a particular colour opal which is not on the site then I should be able to dig one up for you. This could take a couple of days searching through rough or already rubbed opal.

      With gemstones like Phrase, Chrysoprase, Malachite etc it all depends on the quality that comes in. I have a really nice piece of excellent quality Chrysoprase I recently cut, grinded, shaped, sanded, and polished. And I have some Chrysoprase from a different location in Australia that is pretty but not suitable as a commercial commodity. I use these pieces as specimens. Some have beautiful dark greens but contain too much calcium oxide. But hey, that is mining, and our Mother Earth. And in conclusion to your question on timing for custom made, about 3 -10 days should do it. I should know within this time frame if what you are after is available for crafting.

      Jacqueline, if you have any questions or require more info please do not hesitate to get back to me.

      Best Regards,

      Brad

  2. I love black opals! I had a ring with a black opal in it that I wore for years, but unhappily it was stolen from my locker at the gym one day and I never replaced it. But looking over your site, I can see that I may have to buy myself a new treat. When I’m ready I’ll come to your site. It seems to me that you have a lot of knowledge about the stone and I like the face that you can guide me to the perfect one for me. Thanks

    • Hi, Candace and thank you for visiting Opals n Jewels.

      I see quite a bit of misleading advertising on the internet for Black Opal and gemstones in general, especially on third party online stores, so whenever you need some help or have a question just contact me and I will be more than happy to help you out! 

      All Black Opals on the website are solid Australian Black Opal, whether loose or in set gold. And please note that Black Opal is only commercially produced in Australia. Black Opal is NOT an Ethiopian or a Gilson opal. And the less expensive Black Opal triplets and doublets are not real Black Opal. I hope this helps for starters.

      And sorry to hear about your black opal being stolen. Our ancient indigenous people (Aborigines) use to call the Black Opal ‘The Rainbow Serpent’. Maybe the serpent is getting justice for you right now…….

      Best Regards,

      Brad

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