Sponsors of the IOJDAA Prestige Professional Award since the inaugural Awards in 2000.
Unless you can come to Lightning Ridge, it can be very difficult to get
hold of ‘Ridge’ opal. We want EVERYBODY to be able to enjoy the pleasure
and challenge of cutting, carving or collecting this amazing gemstone.
Opal is one of the most rare and beautiful of the world’s precious gemstones.
Down to Earth Opals specialises in mining, cutting and selling Lightning Ridge
opal of guaranteed quality.
If you are looking for a particular stone and can’t see it, please
and ask if we can help.
Many of our customers choose carved opals in preference to traditional
cabochons. Why? Because of the magnetic beauty of the shape harmonising
with an opal's particular colour and pattern – and because of the
absolute uniqueness of each piece. In a world of mass production, our
carved opals represent beauty, individuality, respect for precious
materials and the value of 'thinking outside the oval'.