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Polish Genuine Australian Opal

Leura, Austràlia

Abans de fer una reserva, comprova si hi ha restriccions locals a causa de la COVID-19

Experiència organitzada per Sonja

3 hores
Inclou: begudes, equipament
Fins a 4 persones
Idiomes de l'experiència: Anglès

Què farem?

We take precautionary measures to keep everyone healthy; everything is disinfected after each workshop and masks will be worn at all times by anyone teaching a workshop. We are still be 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.

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. 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 opals you leave with will be worth more than the money you spen
Other things to note
No experience is required and it is suitable for children 12+ with adult supervision. There are no refreshments for sale on site.
We take precautionary measures to keep everyone healthy; everything is disinfected after each workshop and masks will be worn at all times by anyone teaching a workshop. We are still be 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.

The workshop starts with a short talk about opals - where they're found, how…

Sonja s'ha compromès amb la seguretat

Aquest amfitrió s'ha compromès a complir les pautes de seguretat i neteja d'Airbnb en el context de la COVID-19, com ara complir les mesures de distanciament físic, practicar una bona higiene i assegurar-se que tots els participants portin màscara.
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Què s'hi inclou?

  • Begudes
    Bottle of water
  • Equipament
    Magnifying head gear, sleeve protectors, apron, hair bands
A partir de €123
 per persona
dl., 8 de març
€123 per persona
€123 per persona
dl., 8 de març
€123 per persona
€123 per persona
dt., 9 de març
€123 per persona
€123 per persona

Coneix l'amfitrió: Sonja

Allotja hostes a Airbnb des del 2019
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I'm an artist and a jeweller. I have been polishing opals for my jewellery for several years now and I still find it a thrilling experience, uncovering the fire within the stone, an experience that I'm excited about sharing with others. Opal is a fascinating and exciting stone and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and helping others to enjoy the opal workshop.
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On aniràs?

The workshops take place in my studio which has been set up with comfort in mind; air conditioning, adjustable lighting and seats, magnifying headgear

Ha rebut 35 avaluacions i té una puntuació mitjana de 4,94 sobre 5.

Harris
gener de 2021
Peter is a wonderful and friendly guy who took us through the process of polishing opals. His knowledge and expertise was really helpful in this experience. We definitely recommend this experience for any visitors to Katoomba as its not everyday where you get to polish your own opals!
Peter is a wonderful and friendly guy who took us through the process of polishing opals. His knowledge and expertise was really helpful in this experience. We definitely recommend…
Christophe
desembre de 2020
We spent a very great time with Sonja and learnt a lot. She take time to explain and She's very passionate. We definitely recommand this experience.
Louis
novembre de 2020
What a fantastic find and an absolute must if you have a spare afternoon . Sonja was fascinating and had such a love for her craft that she completely captivates you and and explains the different type of opals and where their found as well as patiently showing you how to get the best out of your stones A wonderful afternoon in great company Louis
What a fantastic find and an absolute must if you have a spare afternoon . Sonja was fascinating and had such a love for her craft that she completely captivates you and and expla…
Linette
octubre de 2020
Sonja obviously has great knowledge and love for these beautiful stones and can really help you find the best in a piece. It’s amazing to watch the sparkle emerge from a rough rock! She also has delightful and friendly animal friends who were keen to say hello. I’m definitely recommending this experience to my friends and may well go back myself!
Sonja obviously has great knowledge and love for these beautiful stones and can really help you find the best in a piece. It’s amazing to watch the sparkle emerge from a rough rock…
Sherelle
setembre de 2020
I really loved the experience. Everyone should give it a go. I learnt alot and took away some amazing opals. We also purchased some of Sonja's beautiful Jewellery. I would happily donit again. Peter and Sonja where fantastic.
Conor
agost de 2020
Our experience was with Peter, as Sonja let us know she couldn't make it due to exceptional circumstances. The set-up was fantastic, and you left feeling really knowledgeable. We went on a beautiful day, so when you weren't polishing your opals, you could watch the birds in the trees outside. We felt ready to polish another three straight after we were done - it was so exciting and fun! Our favourite part of our trip.
Our experience was with Peter, as Sonja let us know she couldn't make it due to exceptional circumstances. The set-up was fantastic, and you left feeling really knowledgeable. We w…

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