If the iconic black opals of Lightning Ridge fail to leave an impression, when looking for the most spectacular opals in New South Wales, simply jump back in the car and head on down the road to White Cliffs. And by down the road, as Australians, we mean 800km west-south-west without even leaving the state!
Regarded as the birthplace of Australian opal mining, with the first commercial opal fields established here in the 1880s, the opals of White Cliffs are truly unlike any other, famously shaped like pineapples, with gems that appear to burst out from their centre. This unique weave captures their unique palette and distinctive geometric form.
DRESS IT UP: For summer daytime, a teal or shaded spruce shirt and white trousers or chinos below. For evening, ochre or caramel trousers with something brighter up top, blue or pink.
DRESS IT DOWN: Cerise or hot pink T-Shirt or Polo over Sydney blue chinos or mid-blue denim.
FUN FACT: White Cliffs is also the home of Australia’s first Solar Power Station, built in the town in 1981.
100% Handwoven Raw Silk
Buttons: Coconut Shell
Weave Time: 306 Days
Yield: 31.1 yds
White Cliff Opal