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Script Pattern in an Unreal Gem

Cutting an opal gem with insane pattern

Seeing rare Script Pattern unearthed from a rough opal piece is not what I expected from our last YouTube Live. I’m sure you could tell, from the amount of adrenaline you could hear in my shaky voice, as I uncovered a real gem in front of your eyes. Script Pattern, formerly known as Chinese Writing, is a rare pattern that looks like language carved in stone. We love the idea that aliens have cut something into this unique gem, attempting to send us a message from another galaxy. What are they trying to tell us? Are they admiring my bald head? I kind of feel like the chosen one. Whatever they…

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Justin’s Private Gem Collection (Part 2)

An Opal Cutter's Private Gem Collection

Ever wondered what the opal-obsessed Justin keeps all to himself? We dive into my private gem collection in this weeks episode to see the opals so special that I just couldn’t let them go. I love to collect objects with nostalgia, and maybe you do, too. Some shells from the beach next to your annual family holiday cabin; a postcard from your first overseas trip; the birthday cards your Grandma sends you each year. Whatever it is, at some point, objects can become more than just “things”. A lot of the opals in my collection hold more than just monetary value. They hold triumphs, failures, and hard lessons. They hold…

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Justin’s Personal Opal Collection

  Storytime! Let’s quiz Justin on some of the beautiful gemstones in his personal opal collection. Join us as Melinda (Black Opal Direct’s newest member!) is introduced and gets to ask Justin for the stories on some of his most prized and precious opals.   All opals, including those in Justin’s personal collection, have their own stories. Whether they’ve been in families for generations or they were only recently cut and polished, the meaning behind gemstones is what makes them irreplaceable.   Justin’s Personal Opal Collection The first stone introduced is one of Justin’s favorite stones; one handed down to him from his Dads personal collection 40 years ago. The…

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