Orchid Crushed Opal - Jewelry & Woodworking Inlay Material – The Opal Dealer
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Orchid

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Orchid Crushed Opal

PRIMARY COLOR: Dark Purple

SECONDARY COLORS:  Pink, Orange, Black

Orchid Crushed Opal is a unique purple tone that cascades a rainbow through out 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?

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

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