Manic Black Opal – The New Black Opal Alternative!
Why Pay full price for black opal when you can have our beautiful, “blackened” CryptoOpal Matrix for less than $25/Carat!
Manic Black supplies only CryptoOpal Matrix with that magic, manic “flash!”
Our opal of choice takes its name from its method of formation; a crypto-crystalline
structure of opal and quartz; this “matrix” (mixture) is the hardest, toughest and most
stable opal available in the world; and we at Manic Black skillfully carbonize and
darken the background quartz, resulting in gems with a burst of brightness; like an
exploding star; and
…..the darker the Night, the brighter the Stars…… Manic on Black .
Natural black opal and “blackened” opal.
Natural Black Opal
If Carbon is introduced during opal formation then black opal may be the result on very
…so the dark background in Gem quality Black Opal is a natural carbon, a residue of
organic life. When coupled with a silica-opal overlay, it may form the purest crystal opal;
and flashing Black Opal is the result.
Therefore, it’s not just the myriad spectral colors that make opal valuable and beautiful;
but importantly for highly valued opal, it is the ferocity in the flash!
Brightly flashing opals are very rare and therefore, highly prized gems.
And natural Black Opal is the best and the brightest.
Introduced Black or “blackened” Opal
Gem quality crystal opal may well have a bright flash, yet with the introduction of a
blackened-background after shaping and sanding, the colors and “flash” of that gem will
be even brighter.
Opal doublets, triplets and Andamooka Matrix varieties have a black background
introduced during manufacturing to bring out the inherent flash in the crystal opal.
Value and pricing $$$
As a rough guide to price, these black-enhanced gems (ManicBlack’s Crypto Opal) sell
for around 2% of the cost of naturally occurring gem quality black opal.
Good value: So a 10 carat CryptoOpal costing $200 (10 x $20/carat = $200) would have
a similar appearance to a beautiful $10,000 (10 x $1,000/carat =$10,000) “natural” black
How To Buy Our Magic Manic Black Opal
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