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.
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