Young Guns Opal Hunters

Jaymin Sullivan of the Young Guns Opal Hunters (from the Outback Opal Hunters) happened to drop by my workshop.With him, he brought one of the … Read more


Opal Nobby Number 1

Opal Nobby number 1 has the potential to cut a nice gem.It shows that rare red-blue color across the nobby, however, the sand is going … Read more


Is Bigger Better?

The age-old question is, is bigger better?Sometimes the larger pieces of rough opal aren’t as straightforward as one thinks.A lot of thought goes into the … Read more


Nobby Opal Number 5

Here we are, nobby opal number 5 or ‘broken nobby’ as we have nicknamed it!What we already know about nobby number 5.– It is a … Read more


Saxon’s Going In!

Father and son are at it again, this time Saxon is learning to cut colored rough.Saxon’s last learning session saw him cutting and polishing a … Read more


Justin’s Pick Number 2

The number 2 nobby was Justin’s pick of the entire bunch.There is great hope for this particular nobby, it has an exceptionally thick color bar … Read more


Nobby Opal Number 3

Nobby Opal number 3 from our ‘Pick a Winner’ competition came in at a very close second to number 4.A mixed up looking nobby but … Read more


Andamooka Crystal Opal

Incredible pieces of rough Andamooka Crystal Opal of this quality are becoming rarer to find.For that reason, I feel so privileged to have the opportunity … Read more

Father Son

Like father, like son

Having the ability to share my time and knowledge with my son is such a gift.I did the same thing with my father around a … Read more

Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy Opal

We have heard your cries of ‘when are we going to see a piece of Coober Pedy opal being cut?’ and… ‘Coober Pedy opal is … Read more

Black Opal Direct - top gem

Top of the gems!

This is a frontrunner for one of the best Crystal Opals I have ever seen and I have seen some exceptional opals.But I knew with … Read more

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