About Us

Our love of all things opals evolved from our love of the great Australian Outback.

Having owned the oldest Ugg boot store in the world, Downunder Ugg Boots together with three other stores for the past sixteen years, we decided to hand over the day to day running of the business to our family and do the ‘Big Lap.’

We spent two years living under canvas exploring our amazing outback which included opal and gold mining communities. Along the way we collected many opals and some gold nuggets and decided to make it a hobby. 

Paul learned to cut and polish stones under the guidance from Bill Johnston a well-known ex miner and cutter in the industry. 

We now hope to share our passion and love of these beautiful Australian icons, as well as sharing stories from people in the industry with you.


Paul and Kaz