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Post by oneday on Sat 31 Oct 2015, 7:57 pm

the mrs went to Thailand for a couple of weeks to suss the place out and I gave her some of our local gold to see if she could get a good jeweller to use some imagination and come up with something unique..

the result was this very stunning broach of gold and precious stones. This is the back of the broach.
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and he had a go at making some earrings as well..
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Post by Wedgetail on Sat 31 Oct 2015, 9:29 pm

Nice.

Some of the best cutters in the world in Thailand.

When I was working over there I went for a few days R 'n R to Khao Yai National Park. Just before entering the park there was a road sign like those you see on the Nullabor - A kangaroo in silouhette on a yellow background!! I thought WTF is this. After 200 mtrs I came across a row of new shops and in there was an opal shop. I went in out of curiosity and it was magnificent with opals set in gold, silver, diamonds etc all sorts of good ideas and designs.

The owners were Aussies and had opal mines in SA/NSW somewhere. They had 44 gallon drums of good opal out the back of the shop and about a dozen cutters on the job, all Thais.

Over here, different story. I took a load of small nuggets to a jeweller and asked what he could do with 'em. He soldered 'em all into a nice, enclosing loop of gold wire which was nice idea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but every bloody nugget was 3/4 splattered with solder. The gold looked like a soldered up mess. He was a bit sheepish when I went to collect 'em. He knew he'd buggered the job. It was a disgrace to a jeweller but he had the cheek to charge me top dollar for the job.
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Post by oneday on Sun 01 Nov 2015, 7:52 am

this is the other side of the broach..
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Post by oneday on Sun 01 Nov 2015, 8:05 am

the pieces have been sent to Perth for Valuation so will wait and see what eventuates.

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Post by the speciman on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 7:03 pm

so ray how did that evaluation go were you happy with the outcome!!!!!!

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Post by oneday on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 7:02 am

the broach came back in around $8K and the earrings were up there as well.

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