Down to Earth Opals News
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With sales of over two million copies, Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in newspapers, magazines, television, film, theatre and advertising around the world. Her fascination with different countries, their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, has been the catalyst for her novels which are all inspired by a particular landscape....
On Saturday evening 21st October 2017, Vicki Bokros celebrated not only her newest arrival at Down To Earth Opals, but also the journey that has led her to her success over the past 25 years. Locals sipped champagne and helped welcome “Serenity” to Lightning Ridge. Serenity, a 7 foot steel statue of a woman, featuring long hair made from bike chains which flows effortlessly down her back, ...
A couple of weeks of festivals, mayhem, friends, business and new acquaintances has just come to an end for another year. Commencing with the 2017 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival and biennial International Opal Jewellery Design Awards (IOJDAA), held during the last week of July. Lightning Ridge was chock full of visitors, buyers, sellers and curiosity seekers from all over Australia and the world....
Vicki explains about opal nobbies and Andrew does a quick cutting demo for a bus tour
Watch Andrew selecting specimen rough material, then cutting and polishing specimen pairs.
With only one month to go before Tucson 2017, Vicki is busy grading opal for rough and rub parcels. Watch our video of Vicki grading rough opal