About

The Story

Nicole

Nicole in the early days of Opal Essence

 

Opal Essence was established in 1986, conducting both local trade and exporting to many overseas destinations.

I am Nicole Willis, the Manager of Opal Essence and I first became addicted to opals when I went to Coober Pedy at the age of 7.

 

 

 

Nicole and her opal mining brother

 

 

 

My family has for some time been involved with opal mining and trading.

As soon as I completed my studies, Opal Essence was founded and many long term client relationships were formed.

 

 

 

 

 

A good day. This is my favorite photo of my brother Kent.

 

 

I have traded from potch and colour through to the most magnificent pieces of crystal, Queensland boulder and black opal. For the past few years America has been an annual destination for me to visit with enthusiasts, jewellers, hobbyists and manufacturers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opal Essence believes its substance and success is due to trust and good communication with all customers. So if you are an opal enthusiast like myself and want either potch to practice your cutting on or you have reached the point of no return and desire opal with exquisite radiance then feel free to contact us. I am sure we will be able to satisfy your opal needs with a guarantee of a full cash refund providing the rough opal hasn’t been cut.


Opal Origins

Opal Essence opals are sourced mainly from South Australia. We stock the famous Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Lambina and Mintabie opals. We also stock opals from Lightning Ridge NSW and Queensland boulder opals.

Browse through the categories listed to the right to have a look at the opals from the different regions.

We will be updating this section again with an area map and more information about what makes these mining towns special.

You can also purchase “Coober Pedy – the Opal Capital” here. Its an exciting in-depth view of South Australia’s beloved mining town, hosted by Opal Essence’s Nicole Willis. The video is $29.95, but for orders of US$100 and over it’s yours for FREE!

The Metaphysical Properties of Opal

(SiO 2n H2O)

The main attraction to opals are their colours and colour play. When you get to hold or roll them in the light an amazing array of refractions dance and bounce off the opal spheres. But opals also have healing and spiritual qualities.

Amongst all the different properties opals will overall give you a sense centredness and calm. They are famous for stress relief, increased sense of self worth and stabilising emotions.

Time spent wearing or even holding opals will bring grounding and connection to the earth as well as the sheer enjoyment that comes from their unique beauty.