Love gem opal but not into learning how to cut? This video is for you!
Watch Justin transform an opal from a raw nobby into a massive wearable gem opal.
Nobby opal like this is fairly typical for the field it was found on. The Wyoming field is about 30 minutes north of Lightning Ridge. The field has been mined for many years and has yielded much opal including some fairly significant gemstones.
And don’t worry, if you are on the lookout for some cutting tips, Justin does manage to squeeze a few in! Along the way he discusses how you can tell if the colour bar is clear (hint: buy yourself a really good pencil torch) and what it takes to transform the rock.
Maybe it’s the new music but this video had me mesmerised. So sit back and enjoy this transformation from rough into a gem opal.
8 thoughts on “Mesmerising transformation from nobby to gem opal”
Beautiful color play ! Always loved blues with greens… Beautiful gem and always interesting and fun to watch Justin and his passion and love for the beautiful gems 🙂
Thank you Dorota I am glad you enjoy. My passion for opal is great and I think it shows 🙂
Edded up a very nice stone
Thank you 🙂
Such an amazing cutter and what a beautiful finished opal. Very enjoyable!
Thank you Danny they are very kind words my friend. I hope you are well?
Beautifully finished, nice work and welcome back 🙂
Haha Thank you Brian for the kinds words. I will hopefully have more videos this year