Carved Black Opal Buddha
Finding a piece of Australian black opal large enough to carve such a magnificent black opal Buddha was done with the help of my friend Peter Blythe, from Mineshaft in Canberra. He managed to help me find this large piece of black opal several years ago. It is not easy to get a large piece of black opal but this 510 carats specimen is such a piece.
The opal could have been cut into many smaller pieces but we decided to utilize the whole piece and create what is possibly the largest carved Black Opal Buddha out there.
Having the contact with the skill to make the best of the opal is just another benefit of the many friendships that I have been fortunate enough to build.