These single rough opal gemstones are in their original natural state and come from Lightning Ridge, they range from black to white. They are uncut and untreated. These are for experts or beginners to cut and polish themselves, or to collect and use as-is.
Rough Opal is the natural form of Opal. It then takes many hours of delicate and precise handling by a skilled lapidarist to shape this material into the wonderous gems that can be seen. Because of this, rough Opal is an excellent bargain for those who wish to try their hand at carving something precious.
“You never know what you may find just beneath the surface.”
Lightning Ridge is World famous for its stunningly vibrant black opal, rarely found outside this small region. The rarest and most expensive form, characterised by the black base colour of the stone. It shines more vividly than dark, light or boulder opal and is far less common.
At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of rough opals from Lightning Ridge. We almost always have a video as well as a verbal and written description of the items. Our price and descriptions are as fair and understandable as possible, determined by theOpal Shop Owner, expert and buyer of 20 years.