See An Opal Emerge

How to cut a rough piece of opal into a top gem

Cutting Opal 101

Ever wanted to know how opal was cut? Here we show you the secrets handed down from father to son.

Grading Opal

We start with the basis of grading opal. Body tone and brightness are covered with examples.

Mining in Lightning Ridge

Join Justin and the legendary opal miner Sebastian on a journey underground to find the elusive opal from Lightning Ridge Australia

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Gems emerge from rough opal

Sometimes its a real challenge to work out what to do with a piece of rough opal. While Justin may be the expert, he also finds that time spent examining a piece of rough is important. The nobby in this video has been sitting in the safe for awhile now. Every so often Justin would […]

Black opal after recutting
How to improve the value of opal | VIDEO

In this latest video Justin takes you though the steps of improving the value of your opal. You might buy an opal that has flaws or inclusions. If you purchased it from a reputable and trustworthy dealer, it is probably in the best shape it can possibly be. However, if the piece has been roughly […]