Give hand polishing a go.
Ever since Florian Steiner showed us the hand polishing technique we have had many people showing us what they have created.
A stand out was this opal ring a customer Cathy Salerno had almost thrown out, thinking it was beyond repair. When she saw the video of hand polishing opal she decided that maybe her opal ring was salvageable. Cathy gave it a go and here are the results.
You can see in the first pic that the opal had lost its shine. Yes the photo was not the greatest but this is the only one we could show before it was transformed. Our friend Cathy had taken her opal from dull and lifeless and resurrected it to its former glory.
So delighted that the Steiner technique had worked she emailed me straight away and shared her great accomplishment.
Polishing opal can be tricky while it is in jewelry as you don’t want to wear any gold away on the cutting wheel. If you have a piece of opal jewellery that has lost its luster, give it a go or send me an email and let me do it for you.
Here is another photo of a follower in the middle of polishing some opals.