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Within these pages you will successfully learn to cut Opal, step-by-step at your own pace. You will discover how to: Cut your first opal, Orient the color, Cut standard sizes, Make doublets and triplets, Treat matrix opal, Cut Lightning Ridge black, Mexican and Boulder opal, buy rough and much more.
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Paul Downing was inducted into the Rockhound and Lapidary Hall of Fame in December 1998, but his love affair with opal began in 1963 and he admittedly has addicted many others as "dyed in the wool" opalholics.
He is the author of four books on opal, over 20 articles for Lapidary Journal and Rock & Gem magazines, plus numerous professional newsletters. In 1992 and 1993 he received three highly coveted AGTA Cutting Edge awards.
Although now retired from the opal business, he has turned his attention to fly fishing and continues to write articles for various fishing magazines and has published a new book on western fishing.Review:
Even though a short, small format ... a magnitude of information is packed in ... cannot be beaten. -- June Culp Zeitner, Lapidary Journal
If you would like to learn how to cut opal, do use this book. Effective,well written. -- Grahame Brown, Australian Gemmologist
Opal cutting taught in well-made format. A professional job...highly recommended --F. H. Pough, Ph.D., Jewelers Book Club News
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