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Opal Jewelry | Customer Creation Spotlight

When you buy an opal from us we always love to see the opal jewelry you create. Here are a few recent examples from our customers. Opal Ring Recently a customer shared this lovely opal ring he had made by custom jeweller Jenny Seligmann of Diamonds Forever in San Diego. The semi black opal is not large at 1.09cts and measures 9.5x7mm. It is 2.5mm thick with a medium dome. Set in scooped claws, the stone is further protected by two crossbars grain set with gossular garnets. I think the result is a beautiful opal ring. Timeless and classic it shows off that particular stone perfectly.   Opal Pendant One…

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French Opal Cutting Challenge

Last year we brought you Donald Trump’s Opal Cutting Challenge. But what about real customers? When you buy a parcel of rough, how do you know you are going to get your money’s worth? Well, here is a real life example of what a customer produced from a parcel he bought. Christian purchased the parcel from us for $999. It was 34 carats and comprised of 7 pieces. The parcel was bright and included some beautiful rough including the stunning centre stone – which we call the king stone of the parcel. The Result Our frenchman was very happy with the outcome once he had cut the parcel which yielded…

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Website and Opal Review by Wayne Schmidt

A few weeks ago we were contacted by Wayne who inquired about purchasing an opal. He directed us to his very informative website that discusses his experiences in buying an opal on the net. He went on to purchase a stone from us and then contacted us to say he had reviewed our site and the opal purchased. We were blown away by his generous words. You can read his full story here and watch the video he made of the opal purchased. This is some of what he had to say: “Besides looking for opals, I also review websites about opals. The absolute best I’ve found is Black Opal…

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