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setting is optional Unset opals are cut opals of any kind, which can be set into jewelry or kept as single pieces. It is a great option f or buyers who want to choose the setting f or their stone and not buy it already inlaid in a particular item of jewelry. You are f ree to decide not only the design of the setting but also the kind of item to use the opal in. You can thus get a unique and exclusive piece f rom among a huge range of possibilities.

How opal is processed into f inished unset stones An unset opal is created by processing a rough opal piece. A rough opal mined f rom the ground is cut and polished to enhance the play of color displayed by it. T he stone is f irst cleared of impurities and given a rough shape with a diamond cutter’s wheel. T his is f ollowed by f ine cutting to give it a precise shape. T he cut stone is usually circular, tear-drop, dome or oval-shaped. Faceting may be done f or some stones. It is then given a f inish using sandpaper and a wet leather wheel is used to complete the polishing.

T he f inal shape and orientation of the cut stone greatly inf luence the color and brilliance of the opal. T he colors and patterns shown by the stone can be optimized by choosing a suitable cut. Unset Opals in Jewelry Unset opals may be of the standard size used in conventional jewelry or a f ree f lowing shape that f ollows the original shape of the rough opal. T hey can be used by a buyer in opal jewelry of their choice, such as necklaces, pendants, rings, tie pins, bracelets, brooches, hairpins etc. Unset opals can also be inlaid into the dial, rim or belts of watches, or used to add exclusivity by inlaying in objects such as f ootwear, spectacle f rames, purses, belts, mobile phones etc.Unset opals cannot be worn directly and should pref erably be put into a setting since wearing opals on the skin helps maintain them over a length of time. 10 CO MMENTS O N “UNSET O PALS”

mike o n No ve m be r 28, 20 10 at 4 :0 3 am said:

hi opals j i am intersted in your product.please .email me thank you sincerely yours rouhani Reply ↓

admin o n No ve m be r 28, 20 10 at 5 :38 am said:

Rouhani: Just take a look at the opal shop and let me know which opals you are looking at. In the meantime, i will send you an email and we can talk f urther. Best wishes Rouhani. Peter Reply ↓

alaelden o n De ce m be r 2, 20 10 at 3:20 am said:

pls sent me unset opals Reply ↓

admin o n De ce m be r 9 , 20 10 at 9 :0 5 am said:

Alaeden, please leave a message in the contacts section of this site and we can talk about unset opals. best wishes, Peter Reply ↓

Shamus Parks o n De ce m be r 18, 20 10 at 3:0 8 am said:

I am looking f or small opals under 10mm in size f or incorperating into blown glass, please contact me if you cary small opals, synthetic or natural thank you Reply ↓

admin o n De ce m be r 19 , 20 10 at 7 :28 am said:

Shamus Parks. Sorry f or the delay in getting back to you. T his time of year is very busy. Yes, we do carry opals of all sizes. Popular opal round sizes are 4mm, 5mm, 6mm. It is possible to get larger rounds but we dont usually carry them because our customers have these standard sizes and they are usually set into sterling silver or gold. Give me some sort of idea of your budget and i will know what to recommend. Triplet opal f or example in

C grades start f rom $2 or $3 each up to $10 each. Solid opal can go up to $20 each and if they are black opals up to $100 and more. so you can see there is a wide variety and if you need special sizes it doesnt pay us to just cut a f ew. so just give me a f ew more details. thanks Shamus. Peter Reply ↓

Larry Lo velace o n March 28, 20 11 at 9 :0 7 am said:

My Grandparents lef t me Austrialian opals, f inished and in the raw. Some have outstanding breath taking f ire, red, green and blue. What is your address and do you view and either buy or appraise opals? Reply ↓

admin o n March 28, 20 11 at 7 :4 2 pm said:

Larry, i will send you an email so that you can send me some pics. Maybe i can give you some advice about selling them. Do you know where the opals are f rom? Peter Reply ↓

Tammi Walker o n April 27 , 20 11 at 8:5 4 pm said:

Hello, I am trying to replace the opal in my grandmothers ring. It is only 5mm round. It was bright blue/green in color. It could be a boulder, doublet, or triplet. T hank you f or your consideration. Tammi

Tammi Reply ↓

admin o n April 27 , 20 11 at 11:19 pm said:

Tammy, if possible try to get a close up picture of the ring and send it by attachment email to me. i will take a look at it and make some suggestions. T here are a wide variety of opal qualities and types, so i will need to f ind something to f it your budget. If you cant send a picture, let me know, is the stone set with claws or is it a rubbed over bezel. Bezels are always more expensive to f ix than claws. will do what i can to help. Peter Reply ↓

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