To be honest I don’t cut heart shapes and I think this may of been my 5th one total ever cut. The piece is really nice minus a small hairline fracture on one side. The plume pattern is great and I think works really well for a heart. Maybe too realistic? Polished on both sides as a flat cabochon.
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.