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Show & Tell — JT’s Treasured Personal Collection

Treasured Personal Collection

We thought it was about time that we did a little update on Justin’s treasured personal collection of Opals and other cherished items.Join us as we take you through some of Justin’s newly acquired top gem Crystal Opals.Plus, some of our favourite Black Opals that live on the website waiting for their forever homes. Personal Collection Opals Let’s begin our show & tell session with an incredible Andamooka Crystal Opal which I found at a vendors’ booth in Tucson during my last trip.This gem is such a feast for the eyes with its flagstone and chaff patterns and 3D color on color.Andamooka Crystal Opals with this kind of clarity are…

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950 carats of seam opal goodness!

Big, bold and a little unassuming — one thing is for certain, we’re going to need to bring out the heavy grit wheel to work on this monster gem.Weighing in at a colossal 950 carats, we’ll need to clear the schedule to work on this piece of rough opal. Tips & Tricks Unearthed in the Grawin Feild in Lighntning Ridge, otherwise known as ‘seam opal country’, pieces like this one can be rare due to the size the cavity must be to create it.Slides, fissures and cracks underground caused by movements in the earth for over hundreds of milliions of years create these cavities which fill up with silica spheres…

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Mum, you’re a gem!

Meet our lovely Black Opal Direct Mums, who are all indeed, gems!We would be lost without them, from helping run our small business, to spoiling us all like only a Mother knows how, we are so very grateful to have them as a part of our team. Ruth Ruth, what is your proudest/most memorable moment of being a mum so far?My proudest mum moments are seeing Saxon dealing with big emotions and life events with grace and resilience. What does your ultimate day look like?My perfect day would involve family and friends hanging out with nowhere to be and nothing else to do other than be present! All other details…

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