A Lifetime Love Affair

It all began in the opal mines of Coober Pedy. As a young man mining opal with a pick and shovel, Gavin, the founder of Gryffin Opal, learnt from a smattering of the most experienced miners the industry ever had and formed lifelong friendships along the way. It was during this time the opal fever struck and he knew Opal would be part of his life forever so he gathered as much experience and knowledge as he could, in all areas of opal, from mining, trading, valuing, cutting and jewellery design.

Never a man to be idle, he jumped at the chance to learn opal cutting and trained under the renowned gem cutter Stewart Jackson (as seen on Outback Opal Hunters).

Restless feet took him to Europe chasing his heart (a blonde beauty from France), opening a new chapter and international markets for his opals. He married that beauty and after many years all over Europe has returned with his family to his beloved Australia, the call of the outback too strong to resist.

Gryffin Opal is the culmination of a lifetime of experience and passion with the Queen of Gemstones, the breathtaking Australian Opal. Now, with one son cutting by his side another mining opal in Coober Pedy and son-in-law a full-time opal miner, opal has become a family affair.

Unique and bespoke opal jewellery is now the focus of all that experience. Offering only the highest quality Australian opals and gemstones, set in magnificently designed and handcrafted jewellery, for the discerning opal connoisseur.

Every piece is totally unique, excellent craftsmanship and dazzling opals will surely capture your heart and sprinkle a little “opal fever” over you. For once you have seen the Queen of Gems, she will call to you and no other will ever match her alluring beauty.


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