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Is this the most perfect opal in the world?

The most perfect opal in the world is a big call but we think this stone most definitely qualifies! Body tone: N1 Brightnesss: 5 out of 5 Color: Red Red Red! Pattern: Harlequin Many years ago this stone came to us as a roughly faced piece of black opal. It sat on the cutting bench for a few days whilst Justin’s Dad Jurgen examined it from every angle. He took his time. He could see the promise of the stone and knew that with patience and care something beautiful would come. The colorbar was thin, one wrong move and the color would be gone. Slowly, slowly he cleaned the piece…

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New Video: A rare double sided opal

In this new video Justin cuts a rare double sided opal and shows how you can ensure that you get amazing color on both sides. Double sided opals are called this because usually there is a colour bar on the top and the bottom of the stone. The trick is to ensure that you are facing the stone perfectly to allow both sides to shine. More often than not you are going to have to “sacrifice ” one side to ensure the best colour and pattern. The rarity comes in when you don’t have to and both sides are awesome! I looked for some ideas on how you can set…

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