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More than a hundred years of incomparable service in opal

How it all began

At the beginning of the 20th century the first stone cutters from Idar-Oberstein bought boxes filled with rough pieces of opal, which were in fact ballast on the sailing ships travelling from Australia to Europe. From this material they cut the first opals in one of the stone cutting watermills in Idar-Oberstein. The brothers Emil and Otto Weis were part of this first group of opal cutters. Their workspace was at the Hohl-Jacobs-Mill at the bridge in Kirschweiler.
In 1905 they decided to found their own firm in today’s “Opal Village” Kirschweiler and it was one of the very first opal-cutting factories in the gemstone-cutting city of Idar-Ober- stein. The goal of the Weis brothers was to offer the finest opal to their customers – not an easy task in those days. A constant presence at the opal fields, good relations with miners, regular journeys for the purchase of raw material, and a profound knowledge of their work were as important then as they are today. The long history in the opal business accounts for the precise work and competent commercial dealing of Emil Weis Opals to this day.
And so a story of success began, which Emil Weis Opals has been writing for more than a hundred years …

Emil Weis Opals today

For more than one hundred years the opal cutting factory in Kirschweiler has specialized in sparkling opals. The company in the hands of Karin and Jürgen Schütz, Michael Weis and Tanja Schütz is one of the oldest opal-cutting factories in the world. Director of company Jürgen Schütz regularly visits every single opal field to buy raw material. Fur- thermore, the company is involved in the mining areas and possesses holdings in mines in Australia and Mexico. For this reason, Emil Weis has a stock of opals of every variety from many different countries that satisfies every desire – at least resagarding opals. From Australia, gorgeous Black Opals, Boulder Opals, Yowah-Nut Opals and vividly shimmering Light Opals, Matrix Opals in various colors and patterns, Mosaic Opals, Opal Doublets, Opal Triplets, Opal Beads in all qualities and many different shapes and artfully cut objects. From Mexico, beautiful Fire Opals, Water Opals and Black Opals, all with play of color, and faceted Fire Opals in any color, from light orange to dark red.

 

PHONE

+49 (0)6781 333 70

MAIL

opals@emilweis.com

OPENING HOUR

Mo-Fr 8am – 5pm CET

PHONE

+49 (0)6781 333 70

MAIL

opals@emilweis.com

OPENING HOUR

Mo-Fr 8am – 5pm CET

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