As beautiful and unique as the country they are from, Australian opals are considered the finest in the world and no two are alike. Opals are known as the Queen of Gems and are the oil and water paintings of the mineral kingdom. Opals are alive, fluid and ever moving, they are like looking into deep pools of water with rainbows overhead. The colours move in and out of the mysterious depths in a timeless dance and you feel a sense of awe and wonderment at how light and earth can come together to create such a marvelous and magical thing. They are a gift that is rare and precious. At King Stone Gems we have a fine selection of loose natural Australian opals from such world renown opal fields as Lightning Ridge, Coober Pedy, Mintabie and Andamooka.