The DVD runs for 73 minutes and covers the following:
Chapter 1: Introduction - what is a black opal
Chapter 2: Evaluating rough opal - nobby, seam & fossil
Chapter 3: Overview of equipment
Chapter 4: Dopping and Removing Stones
Chapter 5: Cutting a gem "red on black" into the "Princess Mary"
Chapter 6: Making Doublets
Chapter 7: Calibrated and Small Stones
Chapter 8: Cutting Matched Pairs
Chapter 9: Doing Inlay into a Ring
Chapter 10: Tips for a Well Cut Stone
Chapter 11: Using Small Tools
Chapter 12: Valuing opal
This DVD is a visual feast for opal lovers. As a European customer said about the cutting of Princess Mary: "da fallen jedem von uns unter Garantie die Augen heraus!" which means roughly ".. guarantee everyones eyes will fall out!". Most people never get to see gems of this quality, let alone see them getting cut from a difficult piece of rough with such exceptional skill.
Another customer said.. "I just reviewed the DVD you sent and it was very well done and the cutter was very very good. Elisabeth Pal ahd been cutting opal for some time and it showed. Her steady hand at splitting that huge opal to get the Princess Mary stone brought goosebumps on my back. I have never sliced an opal that big. The rest of the DVD was very well done.. Again, thanks for allowing me to see the learning process about black opal, not normally found elsewhere.
The DVD is currently available in
PAL format which suits the following Countries