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Attempts at Opal Doublets 1
« on: December 10, 2017, 06:13:42 AM »

Hi,
About a couple of weeks ago I tried my hand at creating a few opal doublets. The website was down at the time, got 10 mins to spare so thought I'd share here as well!

Never done it before, using Black Agate as a back.  Tried it first with a blue bit of crystal / jelly stuff. The digital camera freaks out a bit with Blues but see what you think...?  I've already had a few comments about them being too thick so I can grind the back down a little.













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Re: Attempts at Opal Doublets 1
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 06:40:18 AM »

Nice stone.  Yes, it's too thick.  Actually, it looks like that opal was thick enough to cut a solid, so if it were me, I'd grind down that black to just enough to cover the back of the stone. 
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Re: Attempts at Opal Doublets 1
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 12:32:20 PM »

looking good!
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Re: Attempts at Opal Doublets 1
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 10:34:45 PM »

Thanks for the good feedback Robin.

Yep..thought as much with the thickness but it was good to go through the process. Also it gave it a darker back to bring the colours out a bit. I’ll take it back so it’s just a th8n backing...

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Re: Attempts at Opal Doublets 1
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »

Cheers Edgar!
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