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Gem cut of the decade

Gem cut of the decade

Thanks for joining us — this is a rough opal cut you will not forgetI spent two weeks observing this gem, drawing on it and planning the cut.Will this Grawin rough seam opal help me produce the gem cut of the decade — stick around and find out! When I first laid my eyes on this piece of rough opal I knew there was something special inside.I could see flashes of incredible and promising color radiating through the sand.This wasn’t a small investment and there are several risks that can arise once we get it on the wheel.The finished number of carats this gem needs to be is a minimum of…

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Show & Tell — JT’s Treasured Personal Collection

Treasured Personal Collection

We thought it was about time that we did a little update on Justin’s treasured personal collection of Opals and other cherished items.Join us as we take you through some of Justin’s newly acquired top gem Crystal Opals.Plus, some of our favourite Black Opals that live on the website waiting for their forever homes. Personal Collection Opals Let’s begin our show & tell session with an incredible Andamooka Crystal Opal which I found at a vendors’ booth in Tucson during my last trip.This gem is such a feast for the eyes with its flagstone and chaff patterns and 3D color on color.Andamooka Crystal Opals with this kind of clarity are…

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950 carats of seam opal goodness!

Big, bold and a little unassuming — one thing is for certain, we’re going to need to bring out the heavy grit wheel to work on this monster gem.Weighing in at a colossal 950 carats, we’ll need to clear the schedule to work on this piece of rough opal. Tips & Tricks Unearthed in the Grawin Feild in Lighntning Ridge, otherwise known as ‘seam opal country’, pieces like this one can be rare due to the size the cavity must be to create it.Slides, fissures and cracks underground caused by movements in the earth for over hundreds of milliions of years create these cavities which fill up with silica spheres…

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