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Opal polishing workshops in the beautiful Blue Mountains provided by Sonja van As

Opal polishing workshops in the beautiful Blue Mountains

Opal polishing workshops in the beautiful Blue Mountains
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Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This gives people the unique experience of polishing genuine Australian opal. There is nowhere else where you can polish opals and it is very likely that the opal you leave with will be worth more than the money you spent on this workshop. In fact, potentially you could polish an opal that is worth hundreds of dollars as it is impossible to see what an opal will look like before it's been polished, so it is truly the luck of the draw. But we give you the information to help you make an informed choice of the parcel of opals you choose. Opal is becoming increasingly valuable with all opal rough being snapped up and it's not going to get better in future as some opal fields are being closed down. This truly is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
What to expect
  • The workshop starts with a short talk about opals - where they're found, how they're created, how to see if a stone holds any precious opal - which will help when it comes time for you to choose your own parcel of opals. We have examples to look at and handle so that you are knowledgeable about which parcel of opals are valuable and have potential. Then you get to choose a parcel of three opals per person, ranging in size from 6 - 12ct. We then learn how to polish them to a high shine and release the gorgeous fire within the stones, which takes approximately two hours for all three stones. Once the stones are finished, the opals are placed in a small display case for you to take home or, alternatively, they can be set in a piece of jewellery either on site or by your own jeweller back home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The workshop starts with a short talk about opals - where they're found, how they're created, how to see if a stone holds any precious opal - which will help when it comes time for you to choose your own parcel of opals. We have examples to look at and handle so that you are knowledgeable about which parcel of opals are valuable and have potential. Then you get to choose a parcel of three opals per person, ranging in size from 6 - 12ct. We then learn how to polish them to a high shine and release the gorgeous fire within the stones, which takes approximately two hours for all three stones. Once the stones are finished, the opals are placed in a small display case for you to take home or, alternatively, they can be set in a piece of jewellery either on site or by your own jeweller back home.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 164501P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • magnifying head gear, gloves, sleeve protectors, apron, hair bands
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 10 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780, Australia It is a 10 minute walk from Leura station or taxis are available at Leura station. It is located at 10 Leura Mall, which is on the corner of Leura Mall and Davies St, Leura.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • magnifying head gear, gloves, sleeve protectors, apron, hair bands
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
Departure details
  • 10 Leura Mall, Leura NSW 2780, Australia It is a 10 minute walk from Leura station or taxis are available at Leura station. It is located at 10 Leura Mall, which is on the corner of Leura Mall and Davies St, Leura.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 18, 2021
A note from Opal polishing workshops in the beautiful Blue Mountains
We are still taking up to four people per workshop but everyone must be from the same family bubble, so even if only one person books, all other bookings for that workshop will be closed.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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Demi B
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Jun 2020
This workshop was absolutely the best money I have ever spent! Sonja was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, and her passion and love for opals and precious stones is contagious! I left with three beautiful opals, (one of which is apparently worth around $500!). I will definitely be sending one of them back to Sonja to have a ring made. She has two beautiful dogs and two cats, so her place is heaven for animal lovers! I will most definitely be doing the workshop again with friends in tow! Thanks again Sonja!
Written June 9, 2020
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Chlaris
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
My partner and I had way more fun than we expected and learnt so much about opals. The opals we polished were so beautiful and we would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and informative activity in the blue mountains. Thank you!!
Written October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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