We have a fun little competition for all you opal lovers out there!
We have selected 5 rough nobby opals from a Lightning Ridge field called Wyoming, which is about 40 km north of the town center.
Each nobby below is marked from 1-5 and your job is to choose which one Justin should cut for his next video.
Everyone who comments will go into the draw to win a Gemfish IF1 Flashlight and a beginner’s rough opal parcel!
Whichever opal gets the highest number of votes will be the star of our next video!
It’s choosing time!
Number 1 is a nice red rub that has previously been worked on the wheel.
It has a really good chance to cut a top gem with red-blue — just have to get past the sand.
Number 2 is a typical rough nobby with nice rounded edges.
I may slice this one down the middle to face 2 stones — it should face better than it looks.
Number 3 is not a perfect nobby but from experience, these types can be unpredictable and could cut amazingly or fail miserably.
Number 4 has been rubbed the most however, I don’t believe it has been rubbed enough.
This one poses the greatest risk out of them all.
It may rub clean to be a top gem or the potch may not come out.
However, it has the potential to cut $10,000 +
Number 5 is a broken piece of a nobby that has a thick color bar and should cut a nice high-domed gem.
How to Enter?
Comment below in this blog which number nobby you would like to see cut and polished and why.
By contributing with your vote, you will automatically go into the draw to win our prize pack.
The competition commences Tuesday 27th of June until Tuesday 11th of July.
The winner will be announced during our YouTube Live on the 11th of July.
The Competition Prize
The prize pack includes —
Firstly, our incredibly fabulous Gemfish IF1 Flashlight.
Secondly, a highly sort-after beginner’s parcel of rough opal from Lightning Ridge.
Thirdly, our exclusive BOD Bodytone and Brightness Scale.