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Gem cut of the decade

Gem cut of the decade

Thanks for joining us — this is a rough opal cut you will not forgetI spent two weeks observing this gem, drawing on it and planning the cut.Will this Grawin rough seam opal help me produce the gem cut of the decade — stick around and find out! When I first laid my eyes on this piece of rough opal I knew there was something special inside.I could see flashes of incredible and promising color radiating through the sand.This wasn’t a small investment and there are several risks that can arise once we get it on the wheel.The finished number of carats this gem needs to be is a minimum of…

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Australian Black Opal

Australian Black Opal comes from Lightning Ridge in the outback of New South Wales,  Australia. Commercially it would produce over 95% of the World’s black opal in terms of quantity and quality. Other Australian opal mining fields produce light or crystal opal. Australian Black Opal from Lightning Ridge is the ‘pinnacle ‘ in terms of price, for all opal. Black Opal forms less than 15% of the total production from Lightning Ridge, making it a rare gem in terms of the total output. There have been no discoveries of Australian Black Opal for many years. The bulk of this type of opal is now coming from the most heavily prospected and mined…

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