Here is a simple bead for a creative jeweler to use in a setting or bead project. It is polished on all sides by hand and a 2mm hole drilled towards the narrow top of the piece. There is the back side as I would call it with a corner missing. This was the material in natural form and in order to retain the size I left the cutout.
Make sure to click on the “Additional Information” tab to see size and girdle height.
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.