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Author Topic: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)  (Read 1383 times)

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Re: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 07:42:12 AM »

Thanks for the info, Mike.  It's good to hear straight from the "horse's mouth" so to speak.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 02:22:49 PM »

Thank you for that info, Mike.  I suspect that, hopefully, the market for finished products will also respond to the changes eventually.  With prices of rough going up, maybe he prices on finished will go up as well.
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Re: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 12:41:21 PM »

Since this is still on page 1 I think its ok to reply to this old thread since info is still pertinent.

Has anyone ordered off of www.opalauctions.com? I have been surfing around in the rough sections and saw some possibly interesting parcels. Usually from the pics on the low cost parcels I see one or two stones that look promising in most of them. I haven't compared them to village smithy opals  for general prices but the parcels don't seem too crazy in price.
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Re: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 06:51:23 PM »

Opals have always been a problem, as in I want more.  When the prices go up as they are now I go the opposite direction.  I look at the synthetic or man made opals that are often very reasonable.  When I used to teach I would recommend this material when people were learning how to cut a soft material.  I saw a lot of opal going down the drain when people first start cutting a softer stone.  My favorite opal, the brazilian opal is hardly available.
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Re: Where to get your fix (rough suppliers)
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2017, 09:05:18 PM »

i absolutely love working opals, but, they are really expensive and i cant afford the nicer large pieces so i am boycotting opals.

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