GEMNIOPALS

GEMNIOPALS

Maldon, Australia | 161 Sales

GEMNIOPALS

GEMNIOPALS

Maldon, Australia 161 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (50)

Announcement   AUSTRALIAN NATURAL EARTH MINED LOOSE OPALS.

UNSET OPAL CABOCHONS

* NEW* SET OPALS RINGS AND PENDANTS

NATURAL OPALS

OPAL STONES.DIRECT FROM AUSTRALIA NOW!



I CUT AND POLISH ALL OPALS SOLD

I AM NOT A RESELLER !

As an option I can set any opals in my listings for you in Sterling Silver in a simple bezel setting. Ask for a price! For more elaborate settings you can go to www.apecs.com.au
and choose from their great range of Sterling Silver, Gold etc. castings. I will then purchase the casting on your behalf and set the stone.
The stone will need to be purchased before work is commenced. A separate listing will be created for the balance for the setting once the job is completed.
*Please also note that once set, opal rings can not be changed to an increased or reduced size. This is due to the fact that heating of the band would be required which is a detriment to the opal as it is likely to crack. Should you like one of the ring designs then I can set most opal cabochons in my listings in the ring size of your choosing!



OPALS FROM UNDER $75 TO WHATEVER YOUR WALLET CAN BARE!

FINE CRAFTED SOLID AUSTRALIAN OPALS - FOR ALL BUDGETS!


*Video links on YouTube for most items listed!

I Cut and polish ALL opals offered for sale in Victoria Australia from the Opal Mines of New South Wales and South Australia.

Genuine Black Solid Opals from Lightning Ridge or White Opal from Coober Pedy and surrounding opal fields.
Occasionally I offer opal doublets. Doublets are a thinner slice of opal bonded onto a base of opal potch ( colourless or totally black opal, You still get the brightness of a solid stone but at a much lower cost. However doublets should never be immersed in liquid for any period of time as the bond could loose with repeated wetting - so no showers or washing when set into a ring etc.

* A WORD OF WARNING*

Many sellers are selling 'opals' in rings, pendants and the like. If the price looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Beware of these sellers as many are selling opals just as simply 'opals'. Chances are all you will get is either a doublet, triplet or man made version. They do nothing for the Integrity of our Industry!
ALL MY OPALS ARE SOLID except for the occasional doublet listing and these will be cleasly advertised. Australia Opals are becoming harder to find. Raw opal prices ( Rough Opal) are currently increasing in price due to scarcity and will continue to do so.
Just be very careful what you are buying!


see my website www.gemniopals.com.au



'OPALS WITH INTEGRITY'!

I WON'T LET YOU DOWN!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 27, 2018

AUSTRALIAN NATURAL EARTH MINED LOOSE OPALS.

UNSET OPAL CABOCHONS

* NEW* SET OPALS RINGS AND PENDANTS

NATURAL OPALS

OPAL STONES.DIRECT FROM AUSTRALIA NOW!



I CUT AND POLISH ALL OPALS SOLD

I AM NOT A RESELLER !

As an option I can set any opals in my listings for you in Sterling Silver in a simple bezel setting. Ask for a price! For more elaborate settings you can go to www.apecs.com.au
and choose from their great range of Sterling Silver, Gold etc. castings. I will then purchase the casting on your behalf and set the stone.
The stone will need to be purchased before work is commenced. A separate listing will be created for the balance for the setting once the job is completed.
*Please also note that once set, opal rings can not be changed to an increased or reduced size. This is due to the fact that heating of the band would be required which is a detriment to the opal as it is likely to crack. Should you like one of the ring designs then I can set most opal cabochons in my listings in the ring size of your choosing!



OPALS FROM UNDER $75 TO WHATEVER YOUR WALLET CAN BARE!

FINE CRAFTED SOLID AUSTRALIAN OPALS - FOR ALL BUDGETS!


*Video links on YouTube for most items listed!

I Cut and polish ALL opals offered for sale in Victoria Australia from the Opal Mines of New South Wales and South Australia.

Genuine Black Solid Opals from Lightning Ridge or White Opal from Coober Pedy and surrounding opal fields.
Occasionally I offer opal doublets. Doublets are a thinner slice of opal bonded onto a base of opal potch ( colourless or totally black opal, You still get the brightness of a solid stone but at a much lower cost. However doublets should never be immersed in liquid for any period of time as the bond could loose with repeated wetting - so no showers or washing when set into a ring etc.

* A WORD OF WARNING*

Many sellers are selling 'opals' in rings, pendants and the like. If the price looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Beware of these sellers as many are selling opals just as simply 'opals'. Chances are all you will get is either a doublet, triplet or man made version. They do nothing for the Integrity of our Industry!
ALL MY OPALS ARE SOLID except for the occasional doublet listing and these will be cleasly advertised. Australia Opals are becoming harder to find. Raw opal prices ( Rough Opal) are currently increasing in price due to scarcity and will continue to do so.
Just be very careful what you are buying!


see my website www.gemniopals.com.au



'OPALS WITH INTEGRITY'!

I WON'T LET YOU DOWN!

Chris Green

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GEMNI AUSTRALIAN FINE CRAFTED OPALS. i CUT AND POLISH ALL OPALS OFFERED FOR sALE!

THE GEMNI STORY!

I got the opal bug many years ago when I made my first visit to Andamooka in South Australia with my wife and daughter, who was then around seven.My daughter Jasmine and I spent hour after hour searching heap after heap of dumped rock and potch ( opal with no colour) trying to find an elusive bit of colour from the mines.
I knew there was unlikely to be anything left by the miners and even if we were lucky, not of any value.The advantage we had was she could read the very small print on a bank note, so she had eyes like a hawk! ..... Surprise, surprise she found one. Around 6 carats in the rough, not of any real value and quite milky but she managed to get it cut and polished at one of the shops in the area and she treasures it even today.
Our next trip was to Coober Pedy, again in South Australia, with my wife Julie. Just a basic holiday ..... or so I thought!
I already had some interest in opals as we had both brought each other an opal ring each for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. I'd also purchased opal earrings and a pendant over the years. I had always admired the patterns and colours of this 'Queen of Gems' and how the colours changed under different lighting.
Whilst looking through a shop I was invited back behind the scenes to see some cutting being done. A couple of beers I was offered, only added to the experience in the hot and dusty environment!

AND THEN I WAS HOOKED !!!

I bought a small jar of rough opals for around $100. Poor quality, just practice material really. As soon as I got home I started looking for a machine.
I taught myself to cut and polish via books, courses etc. and the rest,as they say,is history.

Since those early days I have refined the art to produce the perfect gem.
I regulalry travel the long distance to the mining fields of New South Wales and South Australia .Having made strong bonds with the hard working miners I can offer the best quality and value available. And remember Australian Opals are the most stable of opals in the world


Visit my website for more information at www.gemniopals.com.au
It will tell you a lot of extra information about this wonderful Australian gem and

Chris Green

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    Cutter and Polisher of Australian Opals in Maldon, Victoria, Australia I CUT AND POLISH ALL OPALS OFFERED FOR SALE! Chris Green

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2018
Thank you for visiting my shop. We are a family business based in the gold fields of Central Victoria.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, ideas etc as I am always open to any suggestions on how to improve my shop and continue to offer outstanding customer service!

I cut and polish the opals myself so you are DEALING DIRECTLY WITH THE MAKER.
I DO NOT BUY FINISHED OPALS FOR RE-SALE LIKE SOME OTHERS AND CAN THEREFORE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF EVERY ITEM AND ITS SOURCE! I TRAVEL REGULARLY TO THE OPAL FIELDS TO SOURCE SOME OF THE BEST STABLE ROUGH ( RAW) OPAL AVAILABLE.

Opals are some of the hardest items to photograph so if in any doubt PLEASE look at the videos now supplied. The details and photos of the items are as accurate as possible in the best of faith. The camera lens does not see what the human eye sees and there might be some differences in colour and brightness of the item. I do all I can to represent this as accurate as possible.
All sizing is done to the best of my ability however usually these will be set by a jeweller who will have the equipment to adjust to fitting.If you are replacing a stone in a setting please ask and I will check the stone size down to 0.1 mm!

Not all opals are shown in my shop.I have some lower priced items but due to the cost of freight ratios to price, these are actively not promoted. Please ask for details if of interest.
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Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Although every effort is made to describe the items sometimes misunderstandings do take place. Therefore if you are unhappy with your item due to colour, sizing etc we will except refunds provided item(s) are returned in their original state. This is subject to returning it within 3 days of receipt. Item must remain untouched. Any physical changes to to the sold item will not be covered. This includes any damage caused by the buyer in alteration or fitting damage to the opal. Buyer to pay for return freight costs and any additional costs.
We are not responsible for any damage caused in transit and any damaged opal will not be replaced or refund given in this case. The onus is on the buyer to request insurance if required.
Although every effort is made to describe the items sometimes misunderstandings do take place. Therefore if you are unhappy with your item due to colour, sizing etc we will except refunds provided item(s) are returned in their original state. This is subject to returning it within 3 days of receipt. Item must remain untouched. Any physical changes to to the sold item will not be covered. This includes any damage caused by the buyer in alteration or fitting damage to the opal. Buyer to pay for return freight costs and any additional costs.
We are not responsible for any damage caused in transit and any damaged opal will not be replaced or refund given in this case. The onus is on the buyer to request insurance if required.
Payment
All offers made and agreed to are expected to be honoured.
Any specially commissioned items will require the purchase of the stone in full before commencement of the creating of the setting .Another listing will be supplied of the completed item with the balance owed.
Shipping
Discount will be given on packaging and freight costs for multi items purchased.
Please contact.

All items will be dispatched using Australia Post Standard Parcel Post which includes tracking. Should you require a faster service please advise before purchase so the freight price can be adjusted. Items will be carefully wrapped to avoid any damage but Gemni Opals will not be responsible for any damage caused in handling once the item leaves our premises buy either the freight/ postal service. Not withstanding this no refunds will be given to any items if they are changed or altered in any way to the original purchased item!

Discount will be given on packaging and freight costs for multi items purchased.
Please contact.

All items will be dispatched using Australia Post Standard Parcel Post which includes tracking. Should you require a faster service please advise before purchase so the freight price can be adjusted. Items will be carefully wrapped to avoid any damage but Gemni Opals will not be responsible for any damage caused in handling once the item leaves our premises buy either the freight/ postal service. Not withstanding this no refunds will be given to any items if they are changed or altered in any way to the original purchased item!

Please be careful in opening you parcel as the item will be very small in comparison to the size of the package, currently the smallest packaging being 500 grams!

Tracking will be available but not all Countries provide a reliable service.

Any International add on costs will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

Any prohibited item list in your country is not our responsibility and the buyer should check that the item(s) is/are allowed in that country. Confiscation of such items will be at the buyers loss and no refunds will be made!

No Insurance is included. If the buyer requires Insurance please advise before ordering!
Additional policies and FAQs
DISCOUNTS

We offer a 10% discount on all items if you are a second time purchaser from us! This will continue for every future purchase!
Please make this information apparent to us before your purchase to enable us to adjust the price for you! The item will be held in our ON HOLD' section until payment is made for the discounted amount

DISCOUNTS

We offer a 10% discount on all items if you are a second time purchaser from us! This will continue for every future purchase!
Please make this information apparent to us before your purchase to enable us to adjust the price for you! The item will be held in our ON HOLD' section until payment is made for the discounted amount

I Guarantee all Opals sold are Genuine Earth Mined opals from the mining fields of Australia.