Today the Taranto men, with the creative spirit of wife Anne and daughters Christina and Simone are the founders, face and future of Taranto Opal.As multifaceted as the opal itself, the Taranto family offer their story as testimony to the genuine nature of their product, without middle men, without models, without mark ups.

Two generations of Taranto family opal miners still live where the gemstone is mined, overseeing the mining and maintenance of the home of the opal – Australia’s legendary outback.
The passion of one man and his sons to unearth the finest opals from an unrelenting Australian outback and offer them to the world with a message:
"This is our life and with each discovery we want to convey our love for the Australian experience - the outback, the open skies, the journey - to the world."

Trust Taranto Opals - Our Quality Assurance to You

To buy a Taranto Opal is to invest in one of the world’s most precious gemstones. With this investment must come the security of knowing you have purchased a quality product from an uncompromising company.
Taranto Opals Director, Joe Taranto, has mentored one of the finest gem cutters in the world and continues an enviable association with him as an exclusive client.
“Taranto Opals represents a seamless evolution from gemstone to jewel. At no time does the opal leave the nurturing eye of its craftsmen, with two generations of Taranto family involvement in the mining and
moulding of this unique natural wonder.

Uncompromising Quality and Care

Taranto Opals is a company that prides itself on a strict government and industry endorsed environmental code. Living in the area they mine, the Taranto Family understands the critical importance of rejuvenating the source from which the opal originated, through a designed soil enhancement process. In the words of Director Joe Taranto: “For us it is a pride of place, as much as it is the search and discovery of finest grade opal.
”Taranto Opals has the unique honour of enjoying an unrivalled relationship with some of the world’s most notable conservation movements – an achievement few mining companies can claim."
Taranto Opals is available online or commercially retailed exclusively through Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo - one of the world’s most notable eco-friendly enterprises.

Taranto Mining Snap Shots

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INVESTMENT

Australian opal can be a sound long-term investment, with value appreciation climbing yearly. Few visitors to Australia return home without buying an opal. In the past, most purchases were quite modest, however today we see a far greater realisation of the investment values of solid or precious opal.

What does the future hold for Opals?

The jewellery industry is increasingly motivated by and linked to trends in the fashion industry. Fashion is all about colour and the colour schemes change seasonally. As opal is the only gemstone to contain all colours, with a play-of-colours and patterns, it is well-positioned to take advantage of this.

Opal jewellery is graceful and sophisticated. The charm of Opal jewellery is irresistible and it can add amazing splendor to the personality of the wearer. Opal earrings make best gifts to women and Opal rings are highly classy. The beauty of Opal pendants and Opal necklaces can make any neckline look sexy. Be it a formal event or a casual day out Opal jewellery including Opal bracelets, Opal rings, Opal earrings, Opal necklaces or Opal pendants can add superb elegance to the entire look of the wearer. Opal jewellery is really pretty and attractive but very few people actually know about the mystical properties of this stylish gemstone. 

About Us

 As multifaceted as the opal itself, the Taranto family offer their story as testimony to the genuine nature of their product, without middle men, without models, without mark ups.

Two generations of Taranto family opal miners still live where the gemstone is mined, overseeing the mining and maintenance of the home of the opal – Australia’s legendary outback.

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Opal Classification

Opal is a gemstone consisting of hydrated amorphous silica with the chemical formula SiO2.nH2O. There are two basic forms of opal described by visual appearance.

 Precious Opal - is opal which exhibits the phenomenon known as play-of-colour, produced by the diffraction of white light through a micro-structure of orderly arrayed silica spheres to produce changing spectral hues..

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Why buy Opals from Taranto Opal?

Taranto Opal is committed to providing goods of superior craftsmanship and quality.Our jewellery products are guaranteed to be free of original manufacturing defects and our Opals are carefully examined for defects prior to release.
If a manufacturing defect is found upon inspection by our jeweller we will have the item repaired or replaced at our discretion, free of charge provided it is returned with your receipt within 30 days of purchase.

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