An Australian opal engagement ring is a wonderful choice, but there are some important things that you need to consider.  We've put everything that you need to know in one place.


My name is Geoff McDonald. I'm the co-owner of the Brisbane Opal Museum in Queensland, Australia. I have sold opal jewellery to thousands of people and over the years I have helped hundreds of men (and women) get the perfect Australian opal engagement ring.  This is what we do: we don't deal in any other gemstone. Opal is it for us, and we are experts with a truck-load of experience. So let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Here are the main things that you need to think about when looking for an Australian opal engagement ring:

  • Is an Australian opal the right choice? What are the pros and cons of choosing an opal as an engagement ring?
  • Making sure it 's made with a solid opal  - either solid Queensland boulder opal or classic solid Australian opal.
  • What gold karat should you choose for your gold Australian opal engagement ring?
  • How are you going to set the opal? With claws (and if so how many) or a rub-over setting (where the metal wraps around the stone)?
  • What should the size of the stone be?
  • Do you want to involve your partner in the process or not?
  • Should you custom design the ring?
  • Should you include diamonds or other gemstones?

There's a lot to keep in mind, but I guarantee that after you finish reading through the site you will have complete confidence about how to select the Australian opal engagement ring that will make her say "YES!" A lifetime of love and happiness is just a few clicks away...

Geoff McDonald

Co-Owner, Brisbane Opal Museum and Jewellery Shop

For more about the Brisbane Opal Museum and Jewellery Shop, click here.