Lava Rock Crushed Opal

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Lava Rock Crushed Opal

Product Information:

Material Type: Lab Created Lava Rock Crushed Opal
Color: Black/Red
Unit of Measurement: Grams
Grain Size: Large (1.5-3mm Stones), Medium (0.5mm to 2mm Stones), & Fine (1.5mm and smaller)
Quantity: 1 Gram, 3 Gram, & 5 Gram Options
Material Information: 80% silica & 20% resin 

Heat Resistance: Up to a rough estimate of 250 degrees Fahrenheit
MOHS Hardness: 4

Color Description: 

PRIMARY COLOR: Black

SECONDARY COLORS:  Red, hints of green, yellow, and orange

Lava Rock Crushed Opal might have been a survivor of the Mount St. Helen's eruptions. This stone is blackened with volcanic ash, with shimmers of red, pouring out like lava. This colored inlay material will melt magnificently with any project.

What is Lava Rock Crushed Opal?

Lava Rock 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. 

Please keep in mind that the material can only withstand heat up to a rough estimate of 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Crushed Opal takes around one year to grow in a controlled environment. This is 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 of a much higher quality than 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.

Packaging, Pricing, Sizing and Quantities: 

Packaging:

  • Crushed Opal will be packaged in a small resealable bag

Pricing:

  • 1 Gram of Large/Medium Starting at USD $8.00
  • 3 Grams of Large/Medium Starting at USD $21.60 - 10% Off Single Gram Pricing
  • 5 Grams of Large/Medium Starting at USD $34.00 - 15% Off Single Gram Pricing

  • 1 Gram of Fine Starting at USD $9.00
  • 3 Grams of Fine Starting at USD $24.30 - 10% Off Single Gram Pricing
  • 5 Grams of Fine Starting at USD $38.25 - 15% Off Single Gram Pricing

Sizing & 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 
  • Grain Size - Large Size: 1.5mm-3mm Stones Medium Size: 0.5mm to 2mm Stones Fine Size: 1.5mm and smaller 

The Uses Of Crushed Opal: 

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

Processing Times & Shipping Offers: 

  • Processing Times: 1-2 Business Days *Unless otherwise specified
  • US orders over $35 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! Black Crushed Opal Value Pack or Ruby Red Crushed Opal 

Contact Us: 

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

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Customer Reviews

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Royal Whittles Co
Thank You Opal Dealer

Loved the lava fine crushed opal. As well as the sample. Made an epic ring and will be ordering again. Thank you _

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Tim T.
High quality opal/Excellent customer service

Every color opal I've purchased has turned out beautifully and is very easy to work with. It arrives within 3-4 days every time, on time. Besides having awesome colors and quality opal the customer service is excellent. Absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a good source for crushed opal to use in any type of inlay.

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Hal M
High quality product and fast shipping.

High quality product and fast shipping.

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Gee G
Excellent quality

Excellent quality, samples of other crushed synthetic opals were included, super fast shipping. Will absolutely be ordering again in the future!

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sroutes44
Beautiful stones!

Beautiful stones! Looked great in our wedding rings!