These unclassified opal stones have a natural crack along the opal face. The stone is generally cut down and split in two using this natural fissure. Experts then cut, shape and polish the opals to be used in creations that require matching pairs.
“Matching pairs are a lot rarer than single stones resulting in higher price values.”
With such a long history and many collectors holding onto pieces either for sentimental or economic value, some of the opals we offer we cannot link to a mine or region. Therefore we offer them to you with the understanding that they could come from anywhere.
At the Opal Shop, we have a diverse range of unclassified pieces from across Australia. 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, decided by theOpal Shop Owner, expert and buyer of 20 years.