I want to do something very special with it. So, I'm going to wait until I see my lapidary in person, even though it will be quite a while. I want to figure out a less usual and more intense (in a design sense) way to cut it. It's a rare opportunity and I want to do something very exceptional both in cut and design.
I'm working on the very three dimensional setting for the mountain opal. ( It has stunning green and red flashes.) I'm using a mycrocrystaline brown sculpture wax that is my initial choice for more sculptural designs. In the early stages I can actually work it without tools. I'll need to add other harder waxes later.
I got photos of Bayla Fine wearing her opal pendant earlier this week. They'll probably go up in my next post.