OPAL STARTS HERE
ETHICALLY MINED | RESPONSIBLY SOURCED
Hopkins Opal is your direct source for gem quality Lightning Ridge black opal, crystal opal, boulder opal, rubs, and rough. We are a small family business with over 50 year of mining, sourcing, cutting, and distributing fine Australian opal. From mine to market, Hopkins Opal proudly supplies 100% natural, sustainable, ethically mined, and responsibly sourced Australian opal. We offer worldwide shipping, memos, and unbeatable prices. Whether you are a hobbyist opal cutter, small jewelry business, investor, gem collector, or luxury jewelry designer - Opal Starts Here.
TRADE SHOWS & EVENTS
March 15- 17, 2020 (postponed)
Javits Center, Booth 217
JCK Las Vegas
June 1 - 5, 2020 (postponed)
Global Gemstone Pavilion, ICA Ballroom, Booth 63213
Lightning Ridge Opal Festival
July 29 - August 1, 2020
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast
August 6 - 7, 2020
OPAL IS OUR FAMILY BUSINESS
Samuel Hopkins moved from the U.S. to Melbourne, Australia in the 60's as an economics and business teacher. His interest in opals began while visiting Coober Pedy in the deserts of South Australia. In the following years, he became a hobbyist opal cutter and distributor. In the late 70's Sam sold his house for payment of half cash and half opal and moved back to the United States. He had various business ventures in the U.S., even including work as an opal importer. Realizing his passion for opal was so great, he returned to Australia permanently in the 90's to mine...
EXEMPLAR OF RESPONSIBLE MINING
Australian opals are considered an exemplar for responsible mining, and are arguably the most sustainable gemstones in the entire world. Knowing where our opals are mined, sourced, and cut gives us the ability to answer any questions you may have so that you have the full story behind each precious opal.
LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL
FROM MINE TO MARKET
We specialize in Lightning Ridge black opal, dark opal, light opal, crystal opal. Lightning Ridge produces the most valuable and coveted type of opal on the market. The high quality, rarity, and uniqueness makes black opal highly sought after for fine jewelry designers and investment collectors
OPAL CUTTING & POLISHING
COLORS OF AUSTRALIA
Our opals are cut and polished in-house by our family of expert cutters. Our finished gems can be found in oval and round shapes well suited for rings or pendants and also in free-form organic shapes with limitless design potential. We offer cabochon cutting, replacement stones, matched pairs, suites, calibrated stones, free-form cutting, opal carvings, and custom lapidary design.
Hopkins Opal offers specialty services including sales & brokering of important opal estate jewelry & gemstones, appraisals, valuations, and certifications. Our opals are available for trunk shows and special events. Hopkins Opal's opal experts are available for educational purposes, lectures, and consulting for print, film, & broadcast media features.
BESPOKE OPAL JEWELRY
Hopkins Opal offers expertly crafted fine opal jewelry made by hand to your specifications. Each piece of custom designed jewelry is completely one-of-a-kind and created with the opals of your choosing.
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