Opal Cutting, Treatments & Commentaries

Ethiopian Opal

Apr 29 2014Wet Cutting vs. Dry Cutting

During a recent opal cutting class we experimented by completely dry cutting these stones. We did 5 cabochons completely dry (using diamond paste on canvas for a polish) and 5 wet. Of the wet stones 3 of 5 cracked after… more

Opal Treatments

May 11 2017Welo Opal & Dopping Glues

BTW, I meant to send you a couple of tips on how best to use that Beacon 527 glue I told you about: I gently mash a roll of modeling clay onto my workbench, and then (balancing carefully) use just… more