Ever wondered what Gary gets up to on his days off? Golf, gardening and… this!
Last year Gary was tasked with making a commemorative plaque for a friend’s retirement. Using some specimen grade ‘boulders’, Gary got on the power tools in his front yard. His youngest son Liam, who is a keen photographer, captured some fantastic photos during the process.
We hope you enjoy this gallery of images showing the transformation of a lump of boulder opal rock into a gorgeous retirement gift, presented to Mr Ron Greedy, a longtime member of Les Clefs d’Or Australia. Celebrating 22 years of ‘Service Through Friendship’ – Congratulations Ron!
Handmaking an Opal Pendant.
Rather than choosing a piece that is already made, some of our clients choose to get a piece custom made during their stay in Sydney. It starts with the gemstone – in this case a lovely boulder opal from Quilpie in Queensland. Once the opal is selected, a sketch is created for the jeweller to work from, and manufacturing begins! Here are some step by step photos of this creative manufacturing process.
If you would like more information or if you have interest in getting a piece custom made, please email email@example.com or fill out the below enquiry form, and we will get in touch! Don’t forget we can ship worldwide, insured door to door.