Faceting Welos Opals Gem Facet Design

Start with a rough nodule and build your lapidary skills by faceting your own opal gemstone.
SKU: EP10302

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Explore the transparent nature of Welo opals. Learn tricks for successfully faceting your own gemstone including how to decrease chipping when cutting and setting the opal gemstone. Develop your own gleaming, gorgeous opal and build your faceting skill set.

Required Materials:
  • Opal from Welo, Ethiopia
  • Zirconia Battstik™
  • Satellite City Hot Stuff CA glue
  • Golden West super solvent
  • 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • Paper towels
Tools: LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT: Ultra Tec faceting machine V5, Diamond Pacific Genie, Crystalite steel laps, Gearloose Creamway lap
Technique: intermediate faceting
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist August 2014
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SKU EP10302
Author/Speaker/Editor Mark Oros
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