Crushed Opal - Jewelry/ Woodworking/Resin Inlay Material - Dark Matter Opal – The Opal Dealer
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Regular price $10.50 Sale price $17.50
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Dark Matter Crushed Opal

PRIMARY COLOR: Brown, Black

SECONDARY COLORS:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green

Our Dark Matter Crushed Opal features wondrous color play in each stone piece, full of endless pigments only seen in the depth of space and the universe.  The blackened brown tones emphasize the rainbow fire flashes throughout the gemstone. The intergalactic color scheme of the stone material shines with bursts of color like a galaxy. Reach for the stars and try our dark rainbow opal inlay.

What is Dark Matter Crushed Opal?

Dark Matter 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. 

 

Crushed Opal takes around one year to grow in a controlled environment. This a complex process of layering to create the unique color patterns. The first form of synthetic opal is a rough cut of stone. This rough cut synthetic stone is then crushed down and sifted into the desired stone sizes. After our testing we determined the perfect stone sizes to offer; Large, Medium, Fine, and Powder forms. 

Our crushed opal is weighted to be like natural stone, unlike a lot of glitters. Glitter is almost weightless, where our products are a much higher quality then glitter. 

Our photos are representing our crushed opal by what it will look like "wet" or when added to your project. Adding an adhesive, glue, resin, nail polish, and/or etc. to our opal brings it to life. Opal will look best in natural lighting or once added to your project. The crushing process may make the stone pieces appear less colorful to the naked human eye but do not be fouled this product comes to life once in use. Fine sized can look lighter in color due to the crushing process, but once again will brighten up with use. Our Crushed Opal may not be as vibrant until in use. Please try our products in your project for best color results. *Color on your screen can appear differently from device to device, please keep this in mind.

Sizing and Quantities: 

THIS PRODUCT IS SOLD BY THE GRAM

One gram of crushed opal roughly fills a space of 1.5" X 1.5" X 0.5-1mm 

Medium Size: 0.5mm to 2mm Stones
Fine Size: 1.5mm and smaller (recommended for ring inlays)

The Uses Of Crushed Opal: 

Bladesmithing 
Casting Projects
Jewelry/Ring Making
Nail Art
Other Inlay Projects
Pen Turning
Photography/Displays 
Resin Art
Woodworking

Our Shipping Offers: 

US orders over $25 are eligible for Free First Class USPS Shipping (estimated 3-5 business days) 
US orders over $100 are eligible for Free Priority Flat Rate Shipping (estimated 1-3 business days) 

Resources: 

Read our FAQ 

Check out our other products and deals! Brown Crushed Opal Value Pack or Magma Crushed Opal

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    Contact Us: 

    Please reach out to our support email with any questions (theopaldealer@gmail.com)


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