Our Story

Here at Australian Opal Shop department we mine, buy direct from other miners and manufacture, so there is no better place to source your quality Australian opal or Opal Jewellery from than us. You can buy in any quantity and receive a product and service second to none. Our owner John McDonald has been in the gem trade his whole life and studied gemology, his knowledge in every facet of the gem and jewellery trade is second to none. However his passion became directed towards Australia's national gemstone, Opal when he first saw this amazing stone. Since then he has travelled the world sourcing and manufacturing his amazing range of jewellery. Australian Opal is his passion and John will stop at nothing to find the best quality stones at the best prices for you, his customer.


Australian Opal Association

Member 187


John McDonald  owner of the Australian Opal Shop  was 

Treasurer of the Australian Opal Association  between 2014 - 2016