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Julia's Visit to Lightning Ridge

Julia's Visit to Lightning Ridge

Our new friend Julia spent a week here with her partner and chronicled her adventures. She showcases Lightning Ridge and especially one of our living legends Graeme Anderson perfectly. This is such an enjoyable blog from Julia which we wish to share with all of you. Cheers Vicki   https://portraits.julianance.com.au/holiday-portraits-a-trip-to-lightning-ridge-nsw/

DTEO now offers zip and afterpay

DTEO now offers zip and afterpay

Want it now? With afterpay and zip pay you can! Come in and see what we have in store. Christmas is not that far away!

Countdown to Tucson 2019

Countdown to Tucson 2019

This year we will be joined by Brett Kemeny at the Red Lion Inn for his second Tucson show. Our feature opal will be the Glengarry Orchid mined in 1972. We look forward to seeing all our friends again very soon.

Exciting employment opportunity at Down To Earth Opals

Exciting employment opportunity at Down To Earth Opals

An amazing retail and sales manager who will lead by example and deliver superior customer service every time! Down To Earth Opals has grown into a well-known retail and wholesale brand both nationally & internationally. It’s time for us to grow even further; we are excited to offer a full-time salary based position in our expanding business. The position will require experience in ...

Spec of the Year...

Spec of the Year...

You never know your luck specking for opal on the fields. Matt and Jeremy spent days out on the Grawin mullock dumps during late July 2018 and eventually found their prize.Two green/orange/gold crystal opals which were then carved into freeform shapes through Down To Earth Opals. The opals weighed 15 carats in total. The boys will be back!

Getting ready for Tucson 2018

Getting ready for Tucson 2018

Brand new third show - TGMS. See "Shows and Events" tab for details. View our brief video.

Di Morrissey & Sensational Opal Pendant by DTEO

Di Morrissey & Sensational Opal Pendant by DTEO

With sales of over two million copies, Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced.  She trained as a journalist, working in newspapers, magazines, television, film, theatre and advertising around the world.  Her fascination with different countries, their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, has been the catalyst for her novels which are all inspired by a particular landscape....

Serenity arrives at DTEO

Serenity arrives at DTEO

On Saturday evening 21st October 2017, Vicki Bokros celebrated not only her newest arrival at Down To Earth Opals, but also the journey that has led her to her success over the past 25 years. Locals sipped champagne and helped welcome “Serenity” to Lightning Ridge. Serenity, a 7 foot steel statue of a woman, featuring long hair made from bike chains which flows effortlessly down her back, ...

2017 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

2017 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

A couple of weeks of festivals, mayhem, friends, business and new acquaintances has just come to an end for another year. Commencing with the 2017 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival and biennial International Opal Jewellery Design Awards (IOJDAA), held during the last week of July. Lightning Ridge was chock full of visitors, buyers, sellers and curiosity seekers from all over Australia and the world....

Lightning Ridge Nobby Opal and Cutting Demo

Lightning Ridge Nobby Opal and Cutting Demo

Vicki explains about opal nobbies and Andrew does a quick cutting demo for a bus tour

Andrew cutting and polishing specimens for Tucson

Andrew cutting and polishing specimens for Tucson

Watch Andrew selecting specimen rough material, then cutting and polishing specimen pairs.

Vicki preparing rough and rubs for Tucson

Vicki preparing rough and rubs for Tucson

With only one month to go before Tucson 2017, Vicki is busy grading opal for rough and rub parcels. Watch our video of Vicki grading rough opal