Pule tus habilidades con ópalo australiano

Leura, Australia

Experiencia ofrecida por Sonja

3 horas, Hablamos Inglés
Compromiso con la seguridad
Este anfitrión se ha comprometido a seguir las pautas de seguridad de Airbnb relacionadas con la COVID-19.
Hasta 4 personas
Incluye bebidas y equipamiento

Qué harás

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…

Qué incluye

  • Bebidas
    Bottle of water
  • Equipo
    Magnifying head gear, sleeve protectors, apron, hair bands

Conoce al anfitrión, Sonja

Anfitrión en Airbnb desde 2019
  • 44 reseñas
  • Identidad verificada
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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Donde estarás

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

Lee todas las reseñas. Recibiste 44 reseñas con una calificación de 4.95 sobre 5.

Omar
mayo de 2021
Peter was so nice and helpful. We loved the experience with the opals and the background knowledge about opals so interesting. If you are looking for trying something new you should try this experience.
Isabel
mayo de 2021
If you want to try something different, this is perfect for you. This workshop creates a new experience, I never thought I could try before. Had amazing results and had a wonderful, passionate mentor.
Bek
mayo de 2021
Sonja was a very personable, down-to-earth and passionate teacher. Sonja was very willing to freely share so much of her knowledge about opals and was keen to inspire others to get interested in such a rewarding hobby. A very rewarding experience even for someone with zero experience in lapidary, Sonja will have you whipping up some amazing gems in no time! Many thanks for your hospitality Sonja!
Sonja was a very personable, down-to-earth and passionate teacher. Sonja was very willing to freely share so much of her knowledge about opals and was keen to inspire others to get…
Jane
abril de 2021
Sonja is a very engaging and enthusiastic person who is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. The time went by faster than you could realise! Overall, the experience was very enjoyable and taught us many things about Opal polishing!
Lucy
marzo de 2021
Absolutely amazing experience. Wasn’t sure what to expect but definitely have us hooked on polishing opals now! Definitely something we will never forget!
Nikki
marzo de 2021
This experience was amazing. We had an unforgettable experience, it was informative and fun. Thank you so much for everything, we can’t wait to do it again.

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Política de cancelación

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Requisitos para los huéspedes

Pueden asistir 4 personas de 12 años de edad o más.