This was a project piece from working at the San Diego Lapidary Society. It came out pretty good but not perfect, otherwise the price would be a lot higher. It has excellent color and contrast and a real nice pattern to the shape. The quartz cap is cut very well with the thin piece of agate on the back. It really is a super nice cabochon for the price.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.