Events

There are so many fantastic Opal trade shows, festivals and exhibitions around Australia that everyone is welcome to visit.  Why not find a number of Opal shows to visit around Australia and make a trip out of it.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show @ AsiaWorld-Expo
Feb 28 – Mar 4 all-day
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show @ AsiaWorld-Expo | New Territories | Hong Kong

The Hong Kong International Diamond and Gem Show, organised by the HKTDC and held at the AsiaWorld-Expo, is a specialised trade platform for loose stones and raw materials, featuring a wide range of diamonds, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones.

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Jewellery and Gem Fair – Europe @ Messe Freiburg
Mar 25 – Mar 28 all-day
Jewellery and Gem Fair - Europe @ Messe Freiburg | Freiburg | Baden-Württemberg | Germany

This unique fair provides an opportunity to directly source from 550+ high-quality and international suppliers of pearls, precious stones, coloured gemstones, precious metals, tools, machinery and much more!
Join us for just 4 days under one roof and see how you can innovate your product lines and purchase directly from a complete range of global jewellery and gem suppliers at competitive prices.
Do not miss the chance to meet today’s world-leading jewellery and gem suppliers at Europe’s global jewellery and gem sourcing event.
Register today to secure your FREE 4 DAY PASS and don’t miss this opportunity to source high quality products at the largest and most successful jewellery sourcing event in Europe.

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Beijing International Jewelry & Gem Fair 2017 @ China International Exhibition Center
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day
Beijing International Jewelry & Gem Fair 2017 @ China International Exhibition Center | Beijing | Beijing Shi | China

Beijing International Jewelry & Gem Fair 2017 exhibition aim is to establishing a platform for jewelry producers, dealers, associations, media and public to trade and exchange. In order to display the latest jewelry products, enhance jewelry brand reputation and eventually promote the development of the jewelry industry, we invite outstanding jewelry enterprises from the United States, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

Apr
15
Sat
2017
Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show @ The Croatian Club
Apr 15 – Apr 16 all-day
Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show @ The Croatian Club | Coober Pedy | South Australia | Australia

The 2017 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show, specialising in rough and cut opal, will be held on the 15th and 16th April. The trade show will coincide with the Opal Festival, offering visitors a vast array of entertainment options over the Easter long weekend.

The Croatian Club host the Gem Trade Show, providing a professional and air-conditioned environment for the numerous local and national exhibitors who will be able to showcase high quality opals at trade prices to international and domestic buyers.

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Winton Opal Trade Show @ North Gregory Hotel
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

QBOA hold an annual Opal Trade Show in Winton at the beginning of July, this Trade Show is generally the first on the circuit of trade shows held in opal producing areas of Australia.

The Winton Opal Trade Show is held at the North Gregory Hotel in the centre of the main street, with the Beer Garden being the area for cut and polished stones and Jewellery, and the adjoining Car Park is for tailgating. Trading is held here for two days and is open to the public.

Boulder Opal Jewellery Design Awards and Opal Inspired Dress Design Awards are held each year with the judging being done at the time of the Opal Trade Show.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Yowah Opal Festival – Date TBC @ Yowah Opal Festival
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

It is a gem of a place this little four block town in Outback Queensland, and we celebrate our uniqueness with an annual festival – The Yowah Opal Festival. Yowah’s opal celebration occurs on the third weekend of the month of July each year. Located two hours drive from Cunnamulla on a sealed road.

World class museum specimens of Yowah Nut Opal, Ironstone Matrix Opal, Opalized Wood Opal, Yowah Boulder Opal and Boulder Opal are on display as the locals share their prize collections with all. The Yowah Opal festival is fully catered and licensed for the week -end. Morning and afternoon tea, and three meals a day are cooked on the premises. Fresh food is provided including pit roasts, bar-b-ques, and smorgasbord for a three day bit of variety, including breakfast all days and on Monday before guests hit the track. Music and dancing is part of the festivities.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2017 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2017 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club

Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities.

The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 150 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2017 @ QT Gold Coast
Aug 3 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2017 @ QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise | Queensland | Australia

The world’s most elite and inclusive opal experience, showcasing the beauty of Australia’s national gemstone. Celebrating our 16th exhibition the 2017 Australian Opal Exhibition presents an opportunity to view an extensive display of Australian opal and opal jewellery, the largest range available for sale ever to be seen in one attractive location.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Anakie Gemfest 2017 @ Allan King Memorial Park
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
Anakie Gemfest 2017 @ Allan King Memorial Park

Gemfest – Festival of Gems is an annual 4-day exhibition providing a unique gemstone and jewellery experience including offerings from respected local, national and international gemstone traders, quality entertainment and food, and some of the finest Australian Sapphires you will ever see. Held every August at the Allan King Memorial Park in Anakie Queensland, Gemfest is a showcase for Australian and International gemstones.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2018 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2018 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club

Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities.

The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 150 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.