Orientation of Opal in Jewelry

Orientation of opal in jewelryWhen designing any piece of jewelry with opal it pays to make sure you choose the right piece of opal for the job. Orientation refers to how the pattern shows up in the setting, does the stone look its best?

Many years ago when my wife and I were just starting out with jewelry design we learned the hard way. Beautiful opals in beautiful settings came back not looking like we expected. If only someone had given us this tip – a lot of heartache could have been avoided.

So remember, when a stone is orientated in the most appropriate setting it stares out at you screaming to be noticed.

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2 Responses to “Orientation of Opal in Jewelry”

  1. Kevin 09/06/2012 at 2:26 am #

    Hi Justin, I loved the video about water and opal. and I did love the water and ultrasonic cleaning. Learned a lot. I have kept opal in water for going on 3 to 4 years, it really brings out the color in the ones that have no color play, and the one with color play, it makes them so dazzling that the reds and other colors actually appear as if a light was turned on and shoot the beams of the colors on to other objects close to them as far as 2.5 to 5 cm away.
    I still watch the videos, I learn a lot, you are a font of knowledge and I don’t want to miss out on what you have to impart to the lucky viewers.
    Great video. I should be coming into some money, also I found an old check, its 4 years old and there sending a new one out, the old one was only good for 6 months.
    When I email you,
    Great job.
    Sincerely,
    Kevin

    • Justin 09/06/2012 at 7:13 pm #

      Hi Kevin Thanks for the email I am glad you still watch my videos. Keep watching mate no worries :-)

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