Lightning Ridge

Government oversight leaves opal miners jobless

A critical government oversight dating back to 2015 has abruptly rendered 827 opal miners jobless in a renowned opal mining…
Down to Earth Opals

Down to Earth Opals

and the allure of Lightning Ridge

Opulent Opal

Unique, variable, distinctive, colourful, fiery, vibrant... The words used to describe opal hardly do it justice.

How to lockdown-proof your jewellery business

2020 and its subsequent COVID-19 economic disruption threw a whole Sidchrome set of spanners in the works for businesses in…

King-size counterfeits

Monarch Opals are a new type synthetic opal that have hit the market this year. Here we examine what they…

Opal shines at 2009 Awards

Australian opals were the big attraction at the 2009 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards in Lightning Ridge.

Countdown to opal awards

The June 30 closing date for entries in the 2009 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards competition is fast approaching.

Governor opens Australian Opal Centre

NSW Governor Marie Bashir officially opened the showroom and office of the Australian Opal Centre in Lightning Ridge last month.