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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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Mum, you’re a gem!

Meet our lovely Black Opal Direct Mums, who are all indeed, gems!We would be lost without them, from helping run our small business, to spoiling us all like only a Mother knows how, we are so very grateful to have them as a part of our team. Ruth Ruth, what is your proudest/most memorable moment of being a mum so far?My proudest mum moments are seeing Saxon dealing with big emotions and life events with grace and resilience. What does your ultimate day look like?My perfect day would involve family and friends hanging out with nowhere to be and nothing else to do other than be present! All other details…

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My Opal Journey

Over the years my beaten by sand jar has grown, along with a collection of sentimental pieces from my journey as an opal cutter.I wanted to immortalise all these things that mean so much to me and have been a part of my life now for so long — but how?My thought was to create something that combined them all into a functioning piece of art, something that had a purpose.Join me on the video below as I reveal the story behind the project. Project Opal Table We chose to use a timber called Camphor Laurel which is actually considered an ecological pest in Australia (you can read about it…

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