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Jigsaw no.1

Fascinating 260 piece jigsaw puzzle and work of art! 34cm high x 48cm wide.

$1 million combined value of solid Lightning Ridge opals in the palm of proprietor Vicki Bokros’ hand.

Includes the famous ‘Glengarry Orchid’ cut opal mined at Millionaire’s Gully, Glengarry Opal Fields in 1972, and ‘Balena Opulento’, a one-of-a-kind  carving by Daniela L’Abbate of a Down To Earth Opals self mined black opal, and numerous DTEO cut and polished opals, primarily black opals.

For domestic shipping, please allow 7 – 10 days especially at peak holiday times, Christmas, etc. International shipping times cannot be forecast due to the changing nature of export rules and import restrictions to various countries. Note fixed shipping cost is added at checkout – $20 within Australia and $80 for international.

$39.95

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Bezzie
16 reviews·6 photos
a month ago
“Thank you Vicki for your patience as I was trying to choose my perfect opal ring. I don’t know how many I tried on and every ring was as beautiful as the next. As much as I loved the high end valued ring (you know which one) 😂 the one I chose is absolutely perfect 😍 Thanks also goes to Andrew for the sneaky little cut and polish of a rock my daughter found that had a little bit of colour. This shop is a must see when visiting Lightning Ridge.”

Gabbi Heruc
8 reviews
6 months ago
“Spur of the moment decision to attend an opal cutting demonstration last Friday afternoon turned out to be the perfect introduction to opals and Lightning Ridge. The owner, Andrew was a fantastic and very funny educator, who also went above and beyond on Sunday morning to polish a few of my daughter’s pieces that she had found noodling. Lou and all the staff were so helpful and generous, and made my daughter’s trip! We would highly recommend you make this a key destination on your Lightning Ridge itinerary. The free demonstrations and talks run from April to October on Wednesdays and Fridays only – don’t miss out!”

Katherine Field
Local Guide·28 reviews·11 photos
9 months ago
“What a fantastic store. Not just a jewelry store but an opal experience 🤩 Brett spent SO much time with us sharing the process of cutting, polishing and carving the stones, it was so informative. Very friendly staff, not pushy, with beautiful opals for all budgets, and even welcoming to our toddler and pup! Don’t miss checking them out when you visit Lightning Ridge.”

Bianca Clayton
6 reviews·1 photo
2 years ago
“We dropped into Down To Earth Opals with the full intention of buying A Lightning Ridge Opal. I didn’t realise just how fun the experience would be!!
We were greeted by the lovely Kristy, she was such a pleasure, we spent quite a bit of time looking and there was a few pieces that really caught our eye.
We actually left the shop and had a look through all of the other stores and we returned less than an hour later and purchased a few pieces.
Kristy spent so much time with us and she has such a passion for opals, it was a great experience.
We are over the moon with our pieces and can’t wait to go back to Lightning Ridge.

The shop is beautifully clean and tidy and everything is so well presented and displayed.”

For domestic shipping within Australia, we use Australia Post Express, providing full insurance and traceability. Most items require a signature upon delivery. For online purchases we add $20 to all domestic purchases to cover administration and partial shipping expenses. For other purchases, postage will be calculated separately and added to the final price.

For international shipping, we generally use Australia Post International Express, providing full insurance and traceability. Most items require a signature upon delivery. For online purchases we add $80 to all international purchases to cover administration and partial shipping expenses. For other purchases, postage will be calculated separately and added to the final price. Import costs, duties and documentation at the destination country are the responsibility of the purchaser.

We insure all goods during transit. If there are any issues with delivery due to supply of incorrect address or recipient absence causing a return, customers are responsible for re shipping. Claims for lost or damaged goods require full assistance from the purchaser.

Website Purchases: As we are confident that you will be happy with your precious and unique opal. All of our cut and polished solid opals and solid opal jewellery are sold with a 30 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the quality of any solid opal, or if you feel it does not match the description on this site, you may return it in exchange for another or for a refund of the purchase price (excluding postage and handling). We only require that the goods be returned in original condition and with all original packaging and invoice within 30 days of purchase. In addition, all our solid opals are guaranteed for 1 year from the date of purchase. Within that time frame we will gladly replace (best match/similar value) or refund any faulty solid opal, as long as we are satisfied that the opal has been subject only to normal wear or use. Postal charges on all returns are the responsibility of the customer. Please also refer to the “Refunds & Returns Policy” below.

Down To Earth Opals represents over 75 years of combined expertise in the opal industry, led by Vicki Bokros, affectionately known as the “Rock Boss,” her husband Andrew Kemeny, and their dedicated team. Vicki, with over 30 years of comprehensive experience, has established herself as a prominent figure in Lightning Ridge, Australia. Andrew, who initially came from the corporate world on the Gold Coast, was drawn to Vicki and her passion for opals. Falling in love not only with Vicki but also with the science of opals, Andrew transitioned into becoming an award-winning opal carver in his own right.

In 2021, Andrew’s son Brett joined the company from Brisbane, marking a proud moment for Vicki and Andrew as they pass on their skills to the younger generation. Brett has since become an accomplished opal cutter, adding to the family legacy. Alongside their skilled local team, Vicki and Andrew continue to drive innovation and excellence in the opal industry. Their dedication to quality and commitment to passing on their knowledge ensure the ongoing success and growth of Down To Earth Opals.

Subsequent to the relaunch of the new larger and refurbished store in April 2021, in addition to Andrew and Vicki, Down To Earth Opals now directly employs an incredible lineup of 5 amazing and personable team members and a number of consultants/contractors spearheading advertising, social media, jewellers and an array of other professionals.