Established in 1971, Rockhounds is an Australian family owned business. Since establishment we’ve been involved in numerous open cut mines for black opal – gaining detailed experience in both wholesale and retail. We, at Rockhounds, are incredibly passionate about Australia’s national gemstones and only three years ago were even invited to exhibit our collection of opals at lighting Ridge Gem show.
We often hear from our customers “I wished we had shopped here first as you have the largest and best range of opals along with the most helpful staff who don’t rush us into making a purchase and instead encourage us to browse and look at what we like and can afford.”
Our range begins with Sterling Silver Opal Pendants at $39 to the very best quality black opals. Our opals are all genuine Australian Opals. Finally we don’t pay any secret commissions to tour operators meaning that savings are passed onto you as well as a honest and knowledgeable approach to helping you discover the right opals for you.
We are often asked; ‘what determines the price of solid opal?’
First decide on what colors you like, blue green red, and approximately how much you wish to spend. Afterwards, the factors of clarity, brightness, beauty and pattern are important in deciding the worth of an opal. If you have any questions, our highly trained staff can honestly and expertly show you the different qualities and types of opals, black opals, Queensland boulder opals and white opals, triplets and doublets.