Pacific Sapphire Crushed Opal
PRIMARY COLOR: Blue
SECONDARY COLORS: Blue, Purple, Green
Pacific Sapphire Crushed Opal resembles the precious birthstone Sapphire that can be found in many corners of the world. This beautiful material pulls influences from the Pacific Ocean. The Opal is washed with soft blues from the water, blending earth’s greatest virtues and the oceans mysterious depths into one perfect stone.
What is Pacific Sapphire Crushed Opal?
Pacific Sapphire Crushed Opal is a synthetic lab-made material that consists of Silica and Polymer rather than hydrated silica (natural opal). The polymer stabilizes our opal which in turn makes it easier for jewelry making. You will experience less cracking and crazing that can be detrimental when using natural opal in jewelry. By using a polymer it also creates a slightly softer product making it superior for turning and cabbing. Our crushed opal does not fall victim to color fading and is resistant to chemicals such as acetone and alcohol.
What is the difference between medium and fine size crushed opal?
Large Size: 2mm to 3mm Stones
Medium Size: 0.5mm to 2mm Stones
Fine Size: 1.5mm and smaller (recommended for ring inlays)
What are some of the uses of crushed opal?
- Ring Making
- Pen Turning
- Other Jewelry Inlays