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Amazing, one of a Kind 21ct 'Oean Wave' Solid Queensland Boulder Opal Loose Stone - Australian Opal

+ $11.74 shipping
+ $11.74 shipping

Features
Handmade
Made in Ingham, Australia

Item details

Amazing one of a kind 21ct freeform Queensland Boulder Opal. Hand cut and polished.

This is a 100% genuine and natural stone mined in Winton, Queensland, Australia.

Please refer to photograph with ruler for approximate measurements of the stone. If you require more exact measurements please feel free to send me a message.

This stone would make a fantastic pendant or centrepiece stone for wire wrapping. It has a very clear and unique natural wave pattern in the opal.

Please note that Opal can look very different in sunlight than what it does in shade or under artificial lighting and also looks different depending on the angle you view it on. Generally, opal requires direct sunlight to look its best. We have done our best to display a variety of images with the item being sold in different types of light to give a proper overview of each stone. Photos 1-9 were taken in direct full sun. Photo 10 was taken outside in the shade.

PLEASE NOTE: The photos have been enlarged to show the fine detail in the stone. Please refer to the photo with the ruler to ascertain the size of the stone.

What is Ironstone Boulder Opal?
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* Boulder Opal is found only in Queensland, Australia

* This type of opal is found embedded in large ironstone boulders. The opal forms inside thin fissures and cracks in the rock and is generally quite thin which is why the host ironstone is left on the back of the opal. Due to their dark backing these opals have a dark body tone and tend to be very vibrant.

* Ironstone Boulder Opals can be identified by the layer of solid brown ironstone left on the back of the stone.

What is Boulder Pipe Opal?
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* In short, Pipe Opal is opal which has formed in round holes inside the rock.

* It is very unique as the only place in the world where you can find it is in Queensland, Australia.

* Pipe Opal is mostly found in soft sandstone boulders.

* Most pipe Opal found is Crystal Opal with a range of beautiful colours.

* Pipe Opal is cut leaving a layer of sandstone attached to the back of the opal in the same manner that a layer of ironstone is left on the back of an ironstone boulder opal.

We have both Boulder Pipe Opal and Ironstone Boulder Opal available. Please check out our store for a range of stunning loose opals and opal pendants.

About Us
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Affordable Opals AU is a family run business located in Queensland Australia. We have over 30 years’ experience in both mining and cutting opal. All stones offered in our shop have been hand cut and polished by us and they are all guaranteed natural, solid opals. We do NOT sell opal doublets or triplets so you can buy with confidence knowing you are receiving a genuine, solid, natural product.

If you have any questions about any of our stones or jewellery, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Shipping
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Please read carefully:

Please note that we combine postage for multi-buys. Combined postage to Australia is offered regardless of weight. Combined postage up to 250grams offered on International postage. Buy multiple items and only pay one postage fee - a great way to save!

Australia

For stones and jewellery under $200.00 standard postage to anywhere in Australia is only $5.00. If you require express post and/or insurance, please select it as an extra at checkout.

All stones and jewellery over $200, posted to Australian addresses will be sent via Express Post for FREE!! We are also happy to combine shipping on multiple items. Free insurance is also included on items over $500.00. If you wish to take out insurance for orders under $500 please select the optional insurance at checkout.


International

All customs and import duties and/or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. We cannot be held responsible for any customs delays or charges or any postal delays. A tracking number is provided with every order.

All stones and jewellery posted to an international address will be sent via Standard International with tracking. A shipping upgrade to Express International is available at checkout.

Free insurance is provided on all international orders over $500 purchased in a single transaction. We are happy to combine postage on multiple orders however our free insurance offer does not apply to combined orders unless each transaction is over $500.00. If you wish to take out insurance for orders under $500 please select the optional insurance at checkout.

Due to import restrictions and delivery problems we regret to advice that we do not post to China or any countries in Africa, the Middle East or South America.

We strongly recommend that insurance is purchased as we cannot be held liable for any items lost in transit.

Returns
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Please read our returns policy carefully.

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FAQs

Our highest priority is customer satisfaction so if you are not happy with your item we do accept returns. Just contact us within 3 days of receipt (14 days for EU buyers) and return to us within 30 days of receipt. The returned item must be insured for the full purchase price and posted back to us with signature on delivery to provide proof of return. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. If an item being returned is lost in the post and the buyer has not paid for insurance and signature on delivery then no refund will be given. We also retain the right to refuse a refund if we feel that our returns policy is being abused. Returns are not accepted on any items purchased with any discount coupon containing the word SALE.

Please use the coupon codes listed in our shop announcement to receive your sale discount. Minimum order amounts apply as stated. Please note that all orders of items purchased with any coupon containing the word SALE are final so please choose carefully. If you have any questions or would like to view a video of a stone please contact me before placing your order as we do not accept cancellations of orders or returns or exchanges on sale items.

A costs breakdown will be provided on the packing slip with every order. The full value of your order will automatically be entered on the customs declaration. Please be aware that customs & import duties may apply and are the full responsibility of the buyer, they are NOT included as part the purchase price and we cannot be held responsible for any duties incurred. If you are concerned about possible import duties please contact customs in your country to determine how much import taxes will be prior to purchase. Due to the prohibitions imposed by the following countries with importing semi-precious stones we regret that we are unable to ship to France, Germany, China, some countries in the Middle East, Africa or South America.

If we receive an order marked as a gift, a copy of the cost breakdown will be omitted from inside the package. We are, however, still legally required to note the customs slip as "Merchandise" and disclose the full price of the item/s purchased. If the destination country requires a copy of an invoice to be provided this will also be provided. We do not offer gift wrapping services at this stage.

Our highest priority is customer satisfaction so if you are not happy with your item we do accept returns. Just contact us within 3 days of receipt (14 days for EU buyers) and return to us within 30 days of receipt. The returned item must be insured for the full purchase price and posted back to us with signature on delivery to provide proof of return. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. If an item being returned is lost in the post and the buyer has not paid for insurance and signature on delivery then no refund will be given. We also retain the right to refuse a refund if we feel that our returns policy is being abused. Returns are not accepted on any items purchased with any discount coupon containing the word SALE.

Please use the coupon codes listed in our shop announcement to receive your sale discount. Minimum order amounts apply as stated. Please note that all orders of items purchased with any coupon containing the word SALE are final so please choose carefully. If you have any questions or would like to view a video of a stone please contact me before placing your order as we do not accept cancellations of orders or returns or exchanges on sale items.

A costs breakdown will be provided on the packing slip with every order. The full value of your order will automatically be entered on the customs declaration. Please be aware that customs & import duties may apply and are the full responsibility of the buyer, they are NOT included as part the purchase price and we cannot be held responsible for any duties incurred. If you are concerned about possible import duties please contact customs in your country to determine how much import taxes will be prior to purchase. Due to the prohibitions imposed by the following countries with importing semi-precious stones we regret that we are unable to ship to France, Germany, China, some countries in the Middle East, Africa or South America.

If we receive an order marked as a gift, a copy of the cost breakdown will be omitted from inside the package. We are, however, still legally required to note the customs slip as "Merchandise" and disclose the full price of the item/s purchased. If the destination country requires a copy of an invoice to be provided this will also be provided. We do not offer gift wrapping services at this stage.


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from Australia
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North America 10-14 business days
Europe 10-14 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 3-5 business days
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.