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."
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
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.
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.
pride ourselves on supplying quality opal/opal jewellery at
the cheapest wholesale prices in Australia and arguably,
exposure via the internet allows you to order at the
same wholesale prices which retail opal shops in Australia
pay for our stock.
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
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.
Buy From Us?
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.
have the largest quality range of any opal wholesaler in Australia.
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.
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:
30 day returns period (see returns
free International Guarantee Certificate for each
international delivery (see delivery
gift wrapping and direct delivery of your gift with
your own personalised message on the gift card if
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).
best value for money wholesale
opal and opal jewellery available.