About Us
Brief history

The Australian Opal Company is a family owned company based in Adelaide and Coober Pedy, South Australia. We commenced mining on the Mintabie Opal Field in the 1970's (Mintabie is famous for black opal and crystal opal). The company has remained a family business and our mining operations expanded to the boulder opal fields of South Western Queensland where we mined boulder opal for a number of years. From 1984 we focussed our mining activities at Coober Pedy, South Australia which is the largest producer of opal in the world - known as "The Opal Capital of the World."

Our company has always cut the opal we have mined and we have become a significant wholesale supplier to retail shops around Australia and other countries for Australian rough opal, cut opal, opal jewellery, rare opalised fossils (eg 70 million year old opalised sea- shells etc) from Central Australia. We also cut and set black opal, crystal opal, white opal etc from other fields such as Lightning Ridge, Andamooka and White Cliffs etc.

In more recent times, with the increase of China's interest in opal,  we have also been wholesaling  rough and cut opal to Chinese buyers, who are demanding Australian opal as it is recognised as the highest quality opal in the world.

We design and manufacture our own extensive and elegant range of opal jewellery and more recently, a range of Australian sapphire jewellery. We also do custom jobs for customers based on their own designs.

We pride ourselves on supplying quality opal/opal jewellery at the cheapest wholesale prices in Australia and arguably, the world.Our exposure via the internet allows you to order at the same wholesale prices which retail opal shops in Australia pay for our stock.

If you visit South Australia, please visit our opal cutting workshop/wholesale opal outlet which is situated at 39 Mt Barker Road, Hahndorf. This is Australia's first German settlement and a major tourist destination only 20 minutes from Adelaide in the magnificent Adelaide Hills Region. 

If you plan to visit Coober Pedy we can also make arrangements for our customers to visit our working opal mine as our guests . This can be arranged by contacting our wholesale outlet.

Why Buy From Us?

  1. We are mining, cutting, setting and selling direct at wholesale prices. As there are no "middle men" to inflate prices at each stage (as is done generally in business), you are getting the best value for money.
  2. We have the largest quality range of any opal wholesaler in Australia.
  3. We use our 30 plus years experience to cut each opal with care to bring out the best in every piece. We have developed an elegant and sought after jewellery range to suit all tastes. 
  4. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers receive personal and prompt service and are totally satisfied and pleased with any purchase. To this end we provide:
  • A 30 day returns period (see returns policy).
  • A free International Guarantee Certificate for each item purchased.
  • Fast international delivery (see delivery details)
  • Free gift wrapping and direct delivery of your gift with your own personalised message on the gift card if required.
  • Your total peace of mind that you are dealing with a reputable, registered Australian business  which is open to the public 7 days per week, as well as direct phone and email contacts. ( Some sellers on the internet allow only for ordering and contact through their web site and do not list a business address or phone number for personal contact in the event of any problems).
  • The best value for money wholesale opal and opal jewellery available. 
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Australian Opal Company, 39 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245 
ph 0883881900    ABN 37010199872
Email Contact: sales@australianopalcompany.com.au
Australian Opal Company (c) 2003