Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Canada’s only producing opal mine is found in the North Okanagan.
We are exploring and developing the first precious opal mine in Canada located 25 kms west of Vernon BC.
Opal Resources Canada designs, creates and sells the finest of opal products. Each opal stone is a unique one-of-a-kind piece of nature that only you will own. Our Opals can be cut and polished and then hand crafted into beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Simply choose from one of the collections above and order your favourite item.
Ethically sourced opal // Shop our collections below // Dig your own
SHOP NOW: Shop our collections
Shop our extensive collections of unique opal jewellery. Find a special piece for yourself or select a piece as a beautiful gift.
Opal jewellery makes a perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, even for the person who has everything, and opal is October's birthstone.
DIG TODAY: Dig for your own opals
Experience the excitement of discovering your own precious opal right at the minesite. You get to keep what you find.
Let us help you create something uniquely personal from your own personally discovered Opal. Fun for the whole family.
CUSTOM PIECES: Contact us
Do you have something special in mind? Your own idea for a custom designed piece? Create a special and unique gift that is one of a kind.
We are more than happy to create custom opal designs. Contact us today and let us turn your idea into reality.
testimonials of our customers
Craig Lubbe, South Africa
OPAL JEWELLERY CUSTOMER
Wow! That’s really a Fabulous Piece.
Thank you very much, Bob.
YOU DIG CUSTOMER
It is definitely worth it!
I highly recommend a dig!
We are a family-run business and put passion behind every piece
Classifications used for opals
Does not display a "play of color". Incident light passing into or through this material emanating from the amorphous mass as random oriented white light. This is Opal the mineral (common opal) which has only a nominal value. When common opal occurs in a clear (transparent) form which is often used for cutting "facetted" gemstones. This material is often referred to as 'jelly opal or fire opal'; but when it shows a play of color it is referred to as 'crystal opal' and is then classified as Precious Opal.
Opal Resources Canada Inc. is developing product lines to use all of the various types of opal found in our deposit.
Occasionally, opal formation conditions are such that the "micro-spheres" of silica precipitate in uniform sizes and orderly orientation. When this happens the white incident light which enters the opal is diffracted by the orderly spheres into the colors of the rainbow as it emanates from the amorphous opal mass. The play of color is therefore an optical rather than a chemical property. This play of color is the sole distinguishing feature between common opal and precious opal.
Natural Solid Opal
The sketch above illustrates what a natural solid opal is. Essentially, it is a cut or rough solid opal with no backing or overlay. These are cut from the larger more competent pieces of precious opal. Smaller pieces and chips of opal are used in inlay jewellery. A cut solid opal is referred to as a Cabochon.
Opal Resources Canada Inc.
P.O. Box 298
Vernon, BC V1T 6M2