About Us

Australian owned and operated

Opal Rewards is an Australian owned company based in Lightning Ridge, NSW. It has come about through a series of businesses developed in the opal industry by Greg McKay over the past 20 years.

Greg McKay and co-founder Alex McKay,  have been heavily involved in the Opal industry for the past 20 years. What started out as mining as a hobby, has now become Greg’s full time passion and business. Opal Rewards is the original website platform that Greg and Alex have created to sell their products to online customers.

Based in the heart of Opal mining country, (Lightning Ridge) the Opal Rewards crew are able to provide customers with quality opal, straight from the mines. Therefore we are an Australian business who can rival any other online stores selling opal products.

Opal Rewards are committed to ensuring that our customers are pleased with their purchases, and can have peace of mind when buying from us. Consequently, we make sure that all our opal is tracked from the ground to you, and each piece comes with a certificate of Authenticity detailing where it was found.

Opal Rewards has a diverse history in the industry:

  1. Opal mining for 16 years in Queensland (Australia), on boulder opal fields. Selling product at miners prices, wholesale and at retail levels.
  2. Opal mining for 12 years in Lightning Ridge (Australia) in search of the black opal. Selling product at miners prices, wholesale and at retail level.
  3. Processing and cutting opal stones for 20 years.
  4. Setting jewellery both in Australia and overseas.
  5. Australian owned and operating out of 9 retail opal shops over the past 12 years in various locations around Australia.
  6. Greg McKay was a past president of the Queensland Opal Miners Association.

With this background and wealth of knowledge, Opal Rewards has been created to:

  • Support the opal miners by helping to on-sell their opal online.
  • To promote opal products to the world
  • To give everyone the chance to buy and own a magnificent opal at the best prices, no matter where you live.

Opal Rewards is an Australian business dedicated to producing the best quality opal products for our customers.

Greg Mckay
Alex Mckay