Light your fire with Opals
October’s birthstone is prized for its unique “play of color”—iridescent flashes that sweep across the stone as the angle of viewing changes.

We stock all shapes and sizes in varieties of White opal, Mexican fire opal, Boulder opal and perhaps the most desirable of all, the Black opal.  This opal with black or dark gray background makes the spectral colors on top stand out in sharp relief.  Please call us for all your opal needs. 

Precious Opals

Opal History 
The Romans gave it a name—opalus—that was synonymous with “precious stone.”  In 75 AD, the Roman scholar Pliny observed, “Some opali carry such a play within them that they equal the deepest and richest colors of painters. Others…simulate the flaming fire of burning sulphur and even the bright blaze of burning oil.” He marvelled that this kaleidoscopic gem encompassed the red of ruby, the green of emerald, the yellow of topaz, the blue of sapphire, and the purple of amethyst.

Great article to read more in detail about GIA's Opal Quality Factors
Location, Location, Location
Australia, Mexico and Ethiopia
Opal Powers
Revered as a symbol of hope, fidelity, and purity, opal was dubbed the Queen of Gems by the ancient Romans because it encompassed the colors of all other gems. 
  • Enhances imagination and creativity
  • Enhance memory and decrease confusion
  • Encourages freedom and independence
Care Tips
  • Mohs Hardness: 5-6.5
  • Ultrasonic: NOT SAFE
  • Steamer: NOT SAFE
  • Heat: EXTREME CAUTION – May cause cracking, colour or phenomena change
How do you like your Opals?  

Here is One Client's Story...

I have dealt with Amanda Murdoch for many years now & have always found her work to be of the highest quality.

Whether she is designing a unique custom piece of jewellery or simply repairing one of my own items, she does so with the utmost attention to detail.

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About Us

Murdoch Jewellers was founded by Amanda Murdoch, third generation jeweller, in 1994, in Ocean Park. Amanda’s personal ethics and values are a reflection of her work life; this resulted in more customers, necessitating larger premises to accommodate the increased business.

Murdoch Jewellers opened a second store in 2001 at South Point. Eventually the Ocean Park closed and the concentration was on the South Point location.Read More »


  • One of a kind handcrafted custom design jewellery
  • Fine jewellery repairs
  • Quality watch repairs specializing in high end repairs such as Rolex, Tag Heuer, Omega.....
  • House Calls on Grandfather Clocks, Clock Repairs
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Why us?

At Murdoch Jewellers, your service is our priority. As you enter our gallery, you are greeted with a genuine smile and encouraged to ask us about the options we can present to you. Whether you are looking for advice or a price on a piece of jewellery from the display case, we are here to provide you with an impeccable service. Should you decide to make a purchase, the piece of jewellery is checked and examined carefully before it gets to the workshop to be polished, cleaned and steamed. The final touch…. A complimentary gift wrapping and a memorable service to welcome you back.

When buying jewellery, here are some considerations to inquire about:

  • Ask about the gold content and the quality of the stones
  • Check if the piece of jewellery is well made by examining it closely.
  • Make sure there is a facility for cleaning and steaming.
  • Inquire on free adjusting or modifying.
  • Does the purchase come with a warranty?
  • Can it be returned for a refund or a store credit if it is not suitable?


Murdoch Jewellers is located in the Shops at Hight Street in South Surrey.

High Street at South Point, offering a dynamic mix of residences, shops, and services, is like a village within a community within a city. That village has a Whistler-esque streetscape, a village atmosphere and pedestrian-friendly walkways.

Within walking distance is every conceivable amenity: gourmet grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, a neighbourhood pub, and shops that sell fresh produce, fine wines, and the latest in home decor and fashion.

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