Jeff Hunter is a lapidarist who has been cutting stones for 9 years. I learned to cut stones after joining the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society. I was introduced to boulder opal early in my lapidary career and was immediately enamored with boulder opals. I have spent my time experimenting with it learning its properties to bring out its beauty. I am currently doing an apprenticeship to become a member of the opal staff of teachers at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.