We are regularly looking at the state of the market and comparing the prices of Opal retailers. For example, an item we sold for about $700, a competitor piece was half the carat weight and almost twice the price at $1,250. We have found that in Sydney you can pay up to 4 times more for similar items to ours! In the Opal Industry, there can be up to 7 “middle-men” who each take a commission when they on-sell an Opal. The Opal “miner” sells to the “cutter” who sells to the “runner” who sells to the “wholesaler” who sells to the “manufacturer” who sells to the “supplier” who sells to the “jeweller” who sells to you! At each stage, a profit margin is added. We buy directly from the mines so we are able to pass these Savings on to you!