9.5ct Precious White Opal from Lightning Ridge

$569.72

Shipping to United States: Free

9.5ct Precious White Opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia.

A gorgeous large chunky piece of natural white opal. This one is a stunner! Its colour palette brings memories of golden Australian sunrises: rich shades of orange are set against bright golden flashes and sprinkled with hues of electric blues and purples. The spirit of the sunniest continent on Earth fills this beautiful stone. You can keep it as is or turn it into a spectacular ring or pendant that will be become a real conversation starter.

This solid opal piece was cut from the rough discovered in the Australian outback mining town Lighting Ridge and polished by hand by our artisan opal cutter.

For video footage, please visit our Youtube channel:
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Weight: 9.5ct
Dimensions: 20.9x10.8x6.2mm

Love the look of this opal? Want to buy it but not sure how you could use it? I can have it made up into a unique piece just for you! Just let me know what you have in mind and I can give you a quote!
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(Item# 17020701, S#J31)

Shipping from Australia

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Europe : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 5 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 2 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

To best look after your opal avoid exposing it to dramatic temperature changes - (no dunking your opal ring in hot water to wash dishes).

Clean opals with a cloth and water. Avoid harsh cleaning products.

Treat opals like glass- Opals have a similar hardness rating.

Are these solid opal?

Yes! All our opals are 100% natural and solid. Most of our opals come from Lightning Ridge, Australia. All our opals are Australian.

We don't sell doublets or triplets. Doublets are opals that have a layer of potch or something of a similar nature deliberately added to it. Triplets have three layers in total.

What is a 'Black Opal'?

Black opal is a variety of precious opal with the most brilliant colour. It is the most valuable opal in the world and highly rare. It gets its name due to its black to dark body tone (or background colour). The black body tone highlights the multiple colours in the opal generally making it a brighter more captivating display.

Lightning Ridge, Australia is the home of Black Opal.

What is 'White/Light Opal'?

White opal (sometimes called milk opal) is the most common of the precious opal, but the highest quality is both rare and valuable. It has a white base colour containing the 'play of colour'. The most sought after white opals are those containing red and then blue and green.

Sometimes people treat white opal with heating, a sugar solution and acid in the hope the base colour darkens to bring out the play of colour. We don't ever do this to our opals. They are all untreated, 100% natural and solid.

Crystal

Crystal Opal is the opal industry term for opal that is transparent. Most crystal opal is white to light. Like all the other types of opal, the play of colour, brightness and pattern is important.

Some opals don't like labels. They don't fit clearly into a category, hence the need for descriptions like semi crystal which may be partly transparent. Occasionally we find darker crystal opal too.

The most important thing to look for in an opal - is one that speaks to you!

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