About us

About us


Classic Opals is proud to state that we ONLY sell Lightning Ridge Solid Opals sourced from hard working and passionate miners. 



Mining for opals in Lightning Ridge is HARD work! The expense of keeping up the equipment, the fuel costs, the hours, days and weeks of digging and washing dirt in the hope of finding even just a few opals can be heartbreaking, it can also be exillerating when some good opal is found...and that is what keeps them going. Miners deal with successes and hardships, sometimes drilling in the searing heat of summer looking for new opal fields, and sometimes mining for months with no success.

My name is Justine, I have been processing, cutting, polishing and selling opal for 26 years, and 23 years as a professional opal carver. 13 years experience at designing and making unique silver jewellery pieces. I have won several preofessional International awards for carving and jewellery design.

In 2009, as part of a partnership,we bought an opal shop in Lightning Ridge, The Opal Bin, and created this website Classic Opals so that we could bring our opals and designs to you AT THE BEST PRICES. In 2020 I have branched out on my own. 

My jewellery is crafted by extremely talented artists, master jewellers, who have regularly exhibited in galleries and exhibitions. They create amazing high quality pieces, following my designs that have been drawn to compliment my opals, and I am happy to design and/or make a piece to your specifications to show off the Opal you love.

I am, of course, limited in the amount of pieces I can show on my website, so when you come to Lightning Ridge, do come and visit my shop – THE OPAL BIN. You will see the best display of Black Opals in the world and you will be delighted with the CHOICES AND PRICES I offer, and if you tell me you have visited my website I will be happy to give you a discount. 

If you are not planning to travel to Lightning Ridge just yet, why not send me your email address and I will inform you when new pieces are added to my website – giving you the first option to discover the Opal and/or jewellery you love. If you have a special piece in mind, please email me and describe what you want, I am happy to send you photos/videos of specific pieces, or more stones within your price range.



When you visit THE OPAL BIN, we are always happy to advise you of the wonderfully interesting things Lightning Ridge has to offer our visitors.



If you would like any further information from us please do not hesitate to contact Justine via phone or email. She will be happy to help you with any request.


Phone: 02 6829 0133 (international customers: (+61 2 6829 0133)
Mobile: 0439398680 Email: info@classicopals.com.au
Address: 47 Morilla Street(opposite the Westpac Bank) (PO Box 1539)
Lightning Ridge NSW, 2834 Australia