Drilling opal requires a little expertise and a lot of patience. Watch Justin as he shows you the best way how.
In this video Justin introduces his father Jurgen who has been carving opal for over 50 years. Jurgen really is a master and is passionate about the art of opal carving. The Dremel is a handheld tool that will allow you to carve with precision. All it takes is some patience and very good eyesight. […]
How to cut a Nobby..polishing of rough opal made to look easy… Watch master cutter Justin from Black Opal Direct polish a piece of rough ‘Nobby’ with a flat colour bar into an oval cabochon. In this video Justin gives 12 tips to cut and polish a better opal. Justin begins by showing you the ‘nobby’ to […]
Free form opal is opal that has been carved or polished to display the beauty of the opals natural state. A free form opal is cut to maximise colour with no specific shape in mind. A free form opal has a distinct rarity value as you will never be able to cut another exact piece. […]