Here is a spectacular cabochon of Graveyard Plume from the Idaho, Oregon boarder. It’s a long narrow shape that can work great vertical or horizontal in a setting. #mm girdle height and 15 degree bezel to a low dome cabochon. Back it with something dark in your setting to get the plumes to really jump out and make the pattern depth really nice.
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.