Post is about Australian opal industry in recent years in Australia.
Guy’s big sale on now black opal rings jewelry hand made Australia stones,from the only mine lease, listed on State Heritage Register List as an item of environmental heritage in LEP National Trust of Australia Register. Free of charge when purchasing stones over $191, the jewelers will hand make professional goldsmith design jewelry to suit the gemstone purchased ,clients personal designs excepted.
Heritage submission read “Opal More rarely, specimens contain precious opal and these are surely among the most beautiful natural objects on earth. The opal is of the highest quality, characterized by red/black gems of superlative brilliance.
Opal Industry particularly in the state of New South Wales the mining towns have had to adapt to so many changes . These changes mostly come from the State government which controls the industry the mining registered office is situated in the town of lightning Ridge .
Chemical Si02.nH20 and the name comes from the Ancient word ”Opalus” meaning to see a play of colors, opal’s consists of Hydrated amorphous Silica. The unique play of colors characteristics of this gemstone, caused by silica spheres cemented together by silica gel .Hardness 6 average. Volcanic rocks in cavities and cracks sedimentary volcanic percolating water in the ground dissolves silica that precipitates to make an opal, can replace wood fossils shells and animal bones that lived 100,000,000 years ago, original material had dissolved.
Cate Blanchett wore lucky opal earrings at the Oscars, everyone noticed Cate’s jewelry as she collected her Oscar for best actress 2014. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in similar gems, and more information regarding top quality Opals .
Jan head coach of world champion Australian women’s basketball team has a opal gemstone from Graham Black opal, and will remain Jan preferred lucky jewelry to wear with pride . Jan the coach has carried and worn a piece of opal jewelry during all the major campaigns whilst coaching the Australian Basketball team, throughout the world Championships of 2002, the Athens Olympics of 2004, the 2006 World Championships and in Beijing Olympics .
Opal Industry, all surrounding mining leases in the State come under the control of the NSW government . To renew a claim it has got easier the last couple years where a lease holder can renewal there yearly lease when they receive their yearly notification from the Department the prospector simply filling out the form and mails payment and the form back to the government authority.
This would have to be the best upgrade the Department has made in decades which improves the working conditions of the miners particularly if they are a long way from their mines visiting relatives funerals weddings etc . “But the Department need to take into account claim holders traveling off shore marketing their gemstones , visiting jewelry boutiques and manufacturing factories around the world need to have more options renew their claims via Internet banking Bpay direct debit etc.
Why they are marketing and working hard for the industry overseas, as all industries around the world are paying high prices for fuel the opal industry has been hit hard with financial increases in environmental levies for the rehabilitation of the lease after the mining expires, for quite a few years now these charges are added yearly to the mining renewal forms .
With the state of business around the world extremely depressed the miners have not received a increases in payment for their endeavours for such a long time and a large amount of operators have left the industry. Hence supply and demand gem quality gems and good commercial grade crystal prices will go up in the near future. As the industry has now pruned back and cold out all the dead wood bringing the Opal industry into the new millennium ready now for better times in the future.