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.

Apr
27
Fri
2018
Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center | Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong

Featuring over 4,300 international exhibitors, the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair 2018 provides buyers a world-class, one-stop sourcing platform with a huge variety of the latest giftware. Around 47,000 buyers representing major global importers, distributors, retailers and e-tailers from 138 countries and regions attended last year’s fair.

Jul
13
Fri
2018
Winton Opal Trade Show 2018 @ North Gregory Hotel
Jul 13 – Jul 14 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
20
Fri
2018
Yowah Opal Festival 2018 @ Yowah Opal Festival
Jul 20 – Jul 22 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
25
Wed
2018
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2018 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
Jul 25 – Jul 28 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.

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast @ QT Gold Coast
Aug 2 @ 6:03 AM – Aug 3 @ 7:03 AM

The world’s most elite and inclusive opal experience, showcasing the beauty of Australia’s national gemstone.

Celebrating our 17th exhibition

The 2018, trade only, 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.

Thursday 2nd August 2018 9am – 5pm
Friday 3rd August 2018 9am – 4pm

 

QT Gold Coast

7 Staghorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise Qld 4217 Australia

Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2018 @ QT Gold Coast
Aug 2 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 3 @ 4:00 PM
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2018 @ 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
9
Thu
2018
Anakie Gemfest 2018 @ Allan King Memorial Park
Aug 9 – Aug 12 all-day
Anakie Gemfest 2018 @ 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.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Toowoomba Gemfest 2018 @ Centenary Heights High School Assembly Hall
Oct 20 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 21 @ 3:00 PM
Toowoomba Gemfest 2018 @ Centenary Heights High School Assembly Hall | Queensland | Australia

Since 1981, the Toowoomba Lapidary Club has hosted this annual gem and jewellery show, called Gemfest, for Toowoomba and surrounding districts. GEMFEST is oriented to the WHOLE FAMILY.

This visual spectacle shows Mother Nature’s handiwork at its best – displaying gemstones, crystals, mineral specimens and fossils. Remember, as kids, we’d love to pick up rocks and coloured stones and pop them in our pockets or squirrel them away in a bedroom drawer. We are trying to encourage parents to let ‘kids of all ages’ continue in this healthy recreational hobby. People come from as far away as Hervey Bay and Tamworth to see and buy at our gem and jewellery show. Three great jewellery raffle prizes to be won. Hourly lucky-door prizes.

ALL ITEMS FOR SALE
Come and see a wide range of cut and uncut gemstones, jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls and opals. See crystal and mineral specimens from all over the world. Carvings from precious and semi-precious stones are great for gifts, including Christmas presents. All items are for sale.

INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE HALL
Inside the hall, around 25 gem traders come from Central Queensland in the north, to Sydney in the south and put together this two-day spectacle. Between 3040 traders also sell their merchandise outside the hall.

PERSONALISED/UNIQUE PIECE OF JEWELLERY
Very personalised and unique pieces of jewellery can be created by choosing from a wide range of already faceted stones and complementing it with that perfect ring, pendant or earring setting.
Ideal gifts for that special person in your life.

Nov
8
Thu
2018
Beijing International Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show 2018 @ China International Exhibition Center
Nov 8 – Nov 12 all-day
Beijing International Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show 2018 @ China International Exhibition Center | Beijing | Beijing Shi | China

Beijing International Jewelry & Gem Fair 2018 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.

Jan
23
Wed
2019
28th International Jewellery Tokyo IJT @ Tokyo Big Sight Japan
Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
28th International Jewellery Tokyo IJT @ Tokyo Big Sight Japan | Kōtō-ku | Tōkyō-to | Japan

IJT is Japan‘s largest and international jewellery trade show. More than 1,300 exhibitors and 31,000 buyers are coming. A wide variety of products in the jewellery industry gathers under one roof in the world trend-setting city, Tokyo. Save the date now for this exciting industry event.