Sea Creature Collection
Designs by Joseph Taranto and Natasha Owen
The Sea Creature Jewelry range was birthed in the Australian Outback on the opal fields. All the opal
comprised in the collection is sourced from Joseph Taranto’s mining claim in the Winton district central
Qld, Australia, where once the inland ocean existed. Now known to be the ancient artesian basin. All the
opal is cut to design and inspired by the oceanic element that surrounds its creation formed eons ago.
These unique pieces carry the essence of the heart of the ocean and bring it to life.
Joseph and Natasha work 200km south of Winton. Joseph has been mining and cutting opal from this
area for over 25 years. Natasha has been in the industry for 7 years mining, cutting and designing unique
jewelry pieces alongside Joseph. They enjoy being close to nature and the adventures it brings. Although
it has its extreme conditions and hardships they welcome the journey and hope you enjoy the collection.
Opal is classed as one of the most precious gemstones in the world All of Natures splendor seems to be
reflected in the manifold opulence of fine Opals: fire and lightnings, all the colours of the rainbow and
the soft shine of far seas. Australia is the classical country of origin for the highest quality of Opal in the
On seeing a Taranto Opal, There is no doubting the unrivalled individuality of this gemstone.
Multidimensional and infinitely colourful, the opal can enhance any occasion, in any season in any
nation of the world. It is also Australia’s iconic gemstone with 97% of the world’s supply originating from