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Lightning Ridge Black Opal Jacket


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Lightning Ridge, known famously by locals and miners as ‘The Ridge’, is a small town in north-western New South Wales, Australia. The town and its surrounds are synonymous with black opals, which are mined in the district. While originally settled as a pastoral region, by the early 20th Century, Lightning Ridge was regarded the world’s black opal capital. The Ridge itself is a sandstone formation which lay as a shallow seabed during the Cretaceous Period and was heavily populated with a vast array of small ancient mammals, whose fossilised remains have opalised over the past hundred or so million years and are today unearthed and polished up as some of the finest opal specimens on the planet.


This Lightning Ridge Black Opal Raw Silk jacket draws inspiration from the brighter spectrum of intense opal tones seen in the gems which the area has built its reputation on. As with the gems, this jacket is to be worn on display!


DRESS IT UP: This jacket will not assist you hiding in the shade, it’s loud and proud. Pair it with white trousers or chinos and a bright pink shirt.


DRESS IT DOWN: Simply with blue denim or chinos and a white T-Shirt. You’ll still stand out, only less.


FUN FACT: When Paul Hogan (Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee) first made his celebrity, he claimed to be from Lightning Ridge. While this helped drive tourism to the town, it is in fact untrue. Hogan is actually from Sydney.



100% Handwoven Raw Silk
Lining: Bemberg

Buttons: Spanish Buffalo Horn
Weave Time: 296 days
Weave Yield: 27.3 yards


Lightning Ridge Black Opal

Fabric#: 1614

Measuring Guide

All of our garments are hand cut and will have a small natural variance in size (+/-0.5")

We intend to make these to measure in most cases, so we will contact you for your measurements after purchase. These measurements are based on garments, not your body. Please measure your favourite shirt and compare to pick your closest size.

If you want to see a more complete guide to taking measurements, see our measuring guide here.

Delivery Times

Please note all jackets including specified sizes and Made to Measure currently require up to 4 - 6 weeks production time (due to supply chains affected by the global pandemic) unless otherwise confirmed at purchase. It is likely your jacket will be ready for collection or dispatched sooner and we undertake every measure possible to ensure expediency. We thank you for your understanding during these extraordinary times.


Sydney Metropolitan area: 2-3 business days

Regional NSW, & other States and Territories: 2-5 business days

New Zealand: 2-5 business daysRest of World: 5-10 business days

Please note: All stated delivery estimates are subject to stock availability and delivery location, and are to be considered as guides.  On rare occasion, circumstances beyond our shipping providers' control may cause an unforeseen delay with your delivery for which we sincerely apologise.