10 Grams Orchid
Orchid Crushed Opal
This includes 10 grams of our synthetic opal color Orchid
PRIMARY COLOR: Dark Purple
SECONDARY COLORS: Pink, Orange, Black
Orchid Crushed Opal is a unique purple tone that cascades a rainbow throughout the stone. The deep purple stems from the gorgeous flower, Orchid. The rich hues of color grow through each inch of this crushed gemstone. This crushed stone will be blooming out of your next inlay project.
What is Orchid Crushed Opal?
Orchid 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?
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
- Nail Art
- Other Jewelry Inlays