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Aurora Australis Opal Jacket


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Aurora Australis was found in 1938 in Lightning Ridge NSW and is still the world’s most valuable Black Opal! The stone itself was best regarded for its oval cut, perfect polish and harlequin pattern of a dominant green over peripheral primary colours against sheer black, representing our beloved southern lights, Aurora Australis.

This distinctive Joe Bananas classic Opal thatch weave came off the loom in early February 2021. True to form, the green is a tertiary effect visible only as the true opal's primary colours merge. Its weight is perfect for dressing up in cooler weather, emphasising dark-on-dark tones.


DRESS IT UP: Elegantly pair this jacket with a light to mid-blue shirt, like our Olympian Blue and black trousers.


DRESS IT DOWN: Dark denim and a bright yellow or coral Polo Shirt.


FUN FACT: This opal is on permanent display at the Altmann + Cherny showroom on Pitt Street in Sydney.


100% Handwoven Raw Silk

Lining: Bemberg

Buttons: Spanish Buffalo Horn

Weave Time: 291 Days

Yield: 28 yds


Aurora Australis Opal 

Fabric#: 1875

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.