Books

Our collection of books on Opals and the different Australian regions are items of rare quality. They are an excellent resource for any gemologist or collector. Showing the humble beginnings of this stunning stone, These out of print books won’t last!

Each book contains photographic illustrations, and in many cases, are signed by Len Cram (see details on each product).

Australia’s national gemstone, Opal is world-famous for its beautiful play of colour.

At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of products from Across Australia.
Our price and descriptions are as fair and understandable as possible, determined by the Opal Shop Owner, expert and buyer of 20 years.

About the Author

 Len Cram is an Opal Cutter, Writer, Photographer and All-Rounder. Highly respected in the Opal industry for his achievements, notably a PhD.

He has run an opal research laboratory for many years. With this behind Len, he has cut a path through the wilderness of amorphous silica science and published multiple books. Because of this, scientists from Australia and around the world continue to contact him. As he has unlocked many mysteries about Australian opals and holds valuable knowledge.

Recognised as a world authority on Australian opal. Len Cram is an excellent cutter and judge of the Australian gem, especially the many complex forms of Queensland Boulder Opal. His dedication to unravelling the secrets of this unique gem shows within these books.

[synopsis based on Gan Bruce words about Len Cram which can be read in our section about opals and its regions here.]

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