Serving you since 1967
Australian Opal Cutters is one of Australia's best opal stores. We have operated for over 60 years, serving thousands of customers from every nation on earth! We are family owned and have been in the gemstone business for 4 generations. Just like a traditional family jeweller, we personally work with customers to create their dream jewelry piece.
Not only do we ethically source the best quality gemstones directly from the mines, but we also produce a large majority of our gemstone jewelry. Each pearl and gemstone from Australian Opal Cutters is guaranteed for life with our lifetime warranty and service guarantee!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Did Australian Opal Cutters Get Started in the Opal Trade?
From very humble beginnings in 1967 as a jewelry wholesaler with his father, Graeme Blaiklock has been involved in all areas of the Opal industry. Graeme built the Australian Opal Cutters brand very successfully as a well-known Australian Opal and Pearl trader throughout Australia and New Zealand.
While trends and traditions have changed, the love, passion and commitment to this gemstone has not! Today, the company is managed by Graeme’s son, Jason, and Australian Opal Cutters is an internationally recognised brand with customers from almost every nation on earth!
As Australian Opal Cutters directly sources Opals from the mines and manufacture jewelry in-house, we provide excellent products at very competitive prices.
Over the past 60 years, Australian Opals Cutters has built exclusive and synergistic relationships with Opal miners from all of Australia’s Opal fields and are providers of arguably the most extensive collection of Opal in Australia. The company has twenty to forty vendors on the road, throughout the world, at any given time! https://vimeo.com/270624858
Are Australian Opal Cutters the ‘World Leaders’ in Opal?
With over 60 years of combined experience, Australian Opal Cutters is one of Australia's best opal stores, serving thousands of customers from every nation on earth! We are family owned and have been in the gemstone business for 4 generations. Just like a traditional family jeweller, we personally work with customers to create the dream jewelry piece. https://vimeo.com/270624530
Australian Opal Cutters has arguably the most extensive range in Australia!
Plus, our jewelry is set and repaired in the Sydney factory showroom and workshop. So, you can watch your Opals being cut, polished and set! Every item is guaranteed free of dyes and treatments – unlike much of the Ethiopian Opal or created Opal, which is basically fake.
Guaranteed for life with an international lifetime warranty, your rings, pendants, earrings, bracelet, and brooches will be safe and secure with our international service guarantee and repair program!
Do Hotel Concierges Recommend Australian Opal Cutters?
Since Australian Opal Cutters is conveniently located in Sydney CBD, just a short walk from Town Hall station, we are regularly recommended to guests in nearby hotels. A visit to our Sydney store offers a truly unique shopping and educational experience on the rarest, most valuable gemstones in the world!
Concierges absolutely love sending their guests into Australian Opal Cutters and Australian Pearl Divers. This is an amazing experience that is genuine, trustworthy and an experience that your guests will THANK YOU for sending them! https://vimeo.com/270655207
So, what are you waiting for? Come visit us, and you'll see the most luxurious selection of opals anywhere in Australia! View our full range of stunning opals and pearls and see how we craft our jewelry designs in the workshop.
What are Your Customer Service Values?
Price you forget but quality you have to live with! A thing of beauty is a joy forever! The pain of paying a slightly higher price is nothing compared to the pain of living with poor quality.
The tragedy with low price jewelry is that it will inevitably fail at some point! With Australian Opal Cutters, you pay for quality and ethical materials, not simply because the piece has a ‘brand name'. https://vimeo.com/270655127
Good “Old Fashioned Service" is what we believe in. The old age “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” are words we live by! What makes the difference is that we believe in our product and serve you in a way that invites you to return and tell others! https://vimeo.com/270655140
This is why at Australian Opal Cutters, we gladly repair, replace or refund any jewelry piece at no extra cost. From Opal Rings to Pearl Earrings and everything in-between, any defects in materials or workmanship faults for up to 2 years from the original date of purchase is eligible for repair, replace or refund.
Our liability under this warranty is subject to the Australian Opal Cutters master jeweller, who has extensive knowledge and experience with jewelry. In addition, we check to ensure that an Australian Opal defect was caused by defective materials or workmanship faults and was not caused by or substantially contributed by other factors or circumstances beyond our control. https://vimeo.com/270795825
Why are Opals the "Best-Kept Secret"?
At Australian Opal Cutters, we believe Opals are the best-kept secret because Opals are incredibly rare – in fact, they are the rarest and most valuable gemstone in the world –, they essentially are only found in Australia, and to top it off, so little is known about the incredible gemstone. https://vimeo.com/270624837
You have never held a rainbow in your hand until you hold an Opal! Opals are the only gems on earth that “capture” rainbows literally!
A rainbow in the sky is formed because water molecules are trapped in the air. In Opal, the water molecules are trapped in-between silica molecules. So Australian Opals do the same thing as a rainbow, except the water is stationary rather than moving. Every other gem depends on faceting or chemicals to generate usually only one colour. https://vimeo.com/270624819
Why Don't Australian Opal Cutters Sell Ethiopian Opal?
The Ethiopian Opal comes out of the ground looking like a brown beer bottle and requires substantial treatment to show colour. The chemical treatment is effective but is not permanent. We have been contacted by numerous customers who have suffered the shock of this treatment being reversed. This is a problem that the world bank suggests goes right back to a failure in policies set by the Ethiopian government. The customer is often not told about this... and this is the problem. https://vimeo.com/270655155