Mar 2, 2012
White Opal Rough - Cutting My Own Gems
Opal is a soft stone, so I decided that I would try to cut my own gem. I had a nice little chunk of White Opal rough that I bought originally to wire wrap “as is” for a pendant. I studied the play of color that I could see from the outside and looked at the stone with light shining from behind. This gave me an idea of two places that would make nice gems.
I will leave the cutting to my professional supplier for my Opal needs, but I will keep at my new hobby until I can produce my own Opal gems!