Opals by far are the pride and joy of LoTheMaR, hence there being our namesake. We are proud to hand cut and polish our
own opals. They are among the most regal and fascinating of all the gemstones. Unfortunately, due to their marketing in
the USA, few people ever really get to experience the beauty of this stone. We are devoted to bringing our customers opals
unlike those found in chain jewelry stores.
We currently have opals from many different Australian Mines. Among them: 17 Mile, Andamooka, Coober Pedy, Lambina,
Lightning Ridge, Mintubi, Queensland, and Yowah. Each mine has its own distinct character - Lightning Ridge for example is
known for the best BLACK OPAL. Lambina is famous for its CRYSTAL OPAL. Queensland and Yowah are the sources for the most
exciting and beautiful SURFACE BOULDER and BOULDER MATRIX OPAL.
In addition to Australian material, we also stock opals from other countries, such as Mexican fire opal and Honduran
Please keep in mind, that our inventory changes on a regular basis, and we try to update as often as possible.
This section shows our current inventory of set and unset pieces. Due to the variety of opal types, we have
formed a list by base for easier navigation.
Milky white base color typically with multicolor pinfire. Most common type and common jewely store opal.
Semi-translucent to clear crystal with multicolor fire in multiple patterns.
Greyish crystal (semi-black) down to black crystal base with multicolor fire in multiple patterns. Most rare base type.
Opal still attached or within the matrix rock in which it forms, typically ironstone. Great for rings due to increase in hardness.
Opals from countries other than Australia, such as Mexican fire opal.