March 13, 2017

This black opal started out in a parcel that was top quality.  After a couple of days of looking the parcel over and planning, the rough opals were rubbed to get rid of waste, and start shaping the gems.  This stone in particular took another year or more of sitting an...

June 6, 2016

Watch on a large screen, and make sure to select 4k resolution to enjoy the true beauty this stone has to offer.  A gem passed from a father to a son, and given to his love, this opal is an amazing gift with a beautiful story.

March 23, 2015

Let’s face it, it’s hard to value opal. Some days we all wish it were as easy as diamonds. Cut, color, clarity and carat and viola – it is done. Yes, I know the experts will say that diamonds are a bit harder than that but for the lay person – that is the basics.

In tod...

February 1, 2015

The video below by, Justin Thomas, gives a very good How-To on opal cutting.  Justin is a true master of opal cutting, and a great resource for cutters of all types.  Visit his video tutorials at

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