40 Year Old Rough

This 40-year-old rough has been safely locked away until now.
The time has come to cut this opal rough hailing from Coober Pedy.
I feel very lucky to be able to cut this beautiful piece.

Coober Pedy Opal

Most white opal comes from Coober Pedy but can be found in every opal field in Australia.
This type of opal was one of the first discovered and taken to market and it’s what most people visualize when discussing opal.

Fun Facts:

  • Coober Pedy is known as the original opal capital of the world
  • Famous for their underground lifestyle — shopping, churches, and houses are located underground
  • Houses were built into the hills and were known as dugouts in the early days
  • By building underground they protect the town folk from the scorching heat in summer and the freezing cold in winter

Upon examination, my first thought was to slice and make multiple gems.
However, looking at the color bar, maybe one large gem is where it’s at.
As long as it cleans up enough that it goes translucent to be a Crystal Opal.


40 Year Old Rough Turns Into…

If you have come this far, you must be keen on seeing the outcome of the rough opal.
Without further ado, I give you the results of our 40 year old rough!

5.58 ct crystal opal 15.7×12.8×4.2mm


In stock

SKU: YTV24015

1.85 ct crystal opal 8.5x8x4.5mm


In stock

SKU: YTV24014

0.71 ct crystal opal 5.2×4.6×3.8mm


Out of stock

SKU: YTV24016

0.53 ct crystal opal 5.9×4.9x3mm


Out of stock

SKU: YTV24013

0.39 ct crystal opal 6×4.6×2.2mm


In stock

SKU: YTV24017

3 thoughts on “40 Year Old Rough”

  1. Very nice Justin. I wish you would do a video on how to take pictures of opals as good as you do. You really bring out the flash. My pictures always look washed out.


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