The opal cutting process

Cutting quality opal in the workshop will always be my happy place.

Rough Opal

Opal miners bring rough opal to my workshop and we agree on a parcel price of rough opal. I only buy from fields we know to produced stable opal safe for jewellery quality.

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Opal Prepping

Examining the opal before using the grindstone to reveal its best colour and shape. We attach the opal onto a dop stick for shaping and polishing.

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Shaping and Polishing

We next shape the stone and go through a series of finer cutting wheels to achieve a pre-polish. Lastly we use sirium oxide and leather wheel to achieve a mirror polish.

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