Opal cutting is an enjoyable activity for many people, that range from hobbyists to professional opal cutters.
As a cutter, it’s exciting when you discover a top gem in the opal rough. Experiencing the joy and pleasure of being the first person to see the opal colours emerge from the rough after millions of years is incredibly satisfying.
But before you start, we recommend that you get to know some very important information about opal cutting. We want to make sure that you enjoy this fun experience in the safest possible way. Information worth knowing are the dangers of opal cutting, even experienced cutters should check their cutting and polishing equipment regularly.
New cutters should note that all rough photos are taken wet in order to help best showcase the colors.
Cutting Black Opal Rough With Chris From Opal Rush
‘Black Opal Empress’ Cut from Rough to a $30,000+ Polished Stone
Taking The Sand Spot Out Of A Black Opal | Opal Cutting
Black Opal - Opal rough cut & polished from start to finish
Cutting Yowah Rough Opals
Phil From Opal Hunters - Shows How To Cut And Polish Boulder Opal
White Cliffs Rough Crystal Parcel | Facing The Opals
Cutting And Polishing A Coober Pedy Opal
A Closer Look On Allan’s Rise Rough Opals
Before & After Transformation Of Black Rough To Polished | Big Red Opal
Black Opal Transformation | From Rough To Polished
Opal Rough Compilation | Amazing Before & After Cutting Rough Opal
These Black Opals Will Surprise You | Before & After From Rough To Polished
Boulder Opal Cutter’s Work Bench
View 3 Rough Opal’s Cut To Expose Stunning Stones
Natural Rough Opal
Splitting Boulder Opal
Cutting Yowah Rough Opals
Cutting A Large Black Opal From Lightning Ridge
Cutting Two Pieces of Rough Opal
Cutting a Gamble Nobby From Lightning Ridge
Matrix Galaxy Opal
How To Cut A Slab Opal
Black Opal “Glowing Embers” Cut From Rough To Polished Stone
Would You Gamble $2000 For This Piece Of Opal Rough?
Black Opal - Opal Rough Cut & Polished From Start To Finish
Green and Orange Flash In A Black Opal | Opal Cutting Transformation
Boulder Opal Cutters Work Bench
Cutting A Gamble Nobby From Lightning Ridge
Here are some of our suggestions on what the best opal is to learn opal cutting. Rough opal is a popular choice from Australia, as well as Black opal, Boulder opal and Ethiopian opal rough.
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Boulder Matrix Opals | Hidden Colors Revealed
The Many Faces Of Boulder Opal
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