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Free-form undulated opal carvings make the most amazing jewellery. Each piece is a totally unique, high visual impact creation. This product line is The Perfect Designer Jeweller’s Gem Stone.


Absolute Opals & Gems P/Lhas supported the opal carving movement since 1999 and participated in market development by;

  • Sponsoring and participating in International Carving competitions.
  • Working closely with International Opal Carving Multi-award Winners including; the late Christine Rousell, Dalan Hargrave, Daniela Labatte and the now retired Josef Belicka.
  • Supplying opal carving for photography and inclusion in opal books by authors such as; Paul B Downing, Len Cram and Stephen Aracic .
  • Having images of carvings featured in TV documentaries and magazine publications such as Colored Stone, Metal Stone and Glass.
  • Sponsoring Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE Industry Foundation (nmit), with opal for students to enter the Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association’s Bi-annual International Opal Carving and Carved Opal Jewellery Competition.
  • Producing and supplying volume of opal carvings to the World Market through the Established Wholesale Channels until the product became Accepted and Demanded by the Trade.

As a result of these promotional activities I am often asked for “Rough Opal for Carving” . Whenever new rough is acquired through mining or buying I often select and separate the pieces that are most suitable for carving. I either carve them or leave them as rough depending on the demand for this purpose.

Thank you for your interest,

Carl Babic,

C/- Absolute Opals & Gems Pty Ltd