Cutting Opal

Cutting Opal


Nobby Opal Number 5

Here we are, nobby opal number 5 or ‘broken nobby’ as we have nicknamed it!What we already know about nobby number 5.– It is a … Read more


Justin’s Pick Number 2

The number 2 nobby was Justin’s pick of the entire bunch.There is great hope for this particular nobby, it has an exceptionally thick color bar … Read more


Nobby Opal Number 3

Nobby Opal number 3 from our ‘Pick a Winner’ competition came in at a very close second to number 4.A mixed up looking nobby but … Read more


Andamooka Crystal Opal

Incredible pieces of rough Andamooka Crystal Opal of this quality are becoming rarer to find.For that reason, I feel so privileged to have the opportunity … Read more

about face

About Face

The difficult decision every opal cutter must make is about face — the opal face of course!Which side do I decide to cut when both … Read more


Sentiment of Opals

The sentiment of opals will be carried through from generation to generation.We all have something that holds sentimental value. It may be a piece of … Read more


Black or Dark Opal?

Black Opal or Dark Opal?Your guess is as good as ours.We picked up this Nobby on our last trip out to Lightning Ridge.It came from … Read more


Pea Nobby Parcel

Let’s have a chat about Pea Nobby’s and different types of rough opal. Rough Opal There are two types of rough opal — Seam Opal … Read more

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy Opal

We have heard your cries of ‘when are we going to see a piece of Coober Pedy opal being cut?’ and… ‘Coober Pedy opal is … Read more

Wyoming Field Nobby

Milky Tops & Black Potch

Wyoming Field Nobby is well known for looking a little average on the outside yet generally producing something great on the inside.This nobby is no … Read more

Black Opal Direct - top gem

Top of the gems!

This is a frontrunner for one of the best Crystal Opals I have ever seen and I have seen some exceptional opals.But I knew with … Read more

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