Līga's Opals & Gems
We find them, cut them, shape them, love them, sell them - are you interested in one or two?
I was born in Latvia
A charming, small country in northern Europe near the Baltic Sea. It is a beautiful country, full of forests, lakes and rivers. I learned early in my life to appreciate nature and its beauty..
Crafts goes in my family
From my earliest childhood, I was exposed to ancient artisan crafts by my family. I continued to learn about all types of arts through middle school. Eventually, I went in a different direction and ultimately got my college degree in natural sciences.
World of gemstones
Fast forward to four years ago. I was stay at home mom, living in the deep rural north of France. The word "lapidary" did not exist in my vocabulary, let alone having any idea about opals. I was doing some crafting and other projects and then just kind of stumbled into the world of gemstones… a life changing moment.
A friend from Australia sent me a "learning" parcel of rough opals and I was hooked. The rest happened pretty quickly: investing in a cabbing machine, learning as much as I could about opals, and most importantly - enjoying myself enormously. Opals were the perfect union of my artistic side and my love for natural sciences.
Life is full of surprises and three years ago, I found myself relocating to Canada. I continue to cut and polish opals, prepare custom orders and enjoy fulfilling collaborations with designers and jewelry artists. For me, it is all about providing the best workmanship.