This cabochon has a flat top, please note. However I cut the shape along with the sides to reflect the pattern in the piece. The sides are at a 45 degree angle. And if there was a girdle to note, it is around 1mm. A very pleasing shape for a fun cabochon. Will make an outstanding wire pendant or special project piece.
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.