Malachite Dice with Copper

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This project has been around for quite some time as we have been looking for a way to offer semi precious stone dice that could stand up to the rigors of play. We don’t make shelf queens. Our dice are made to game and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. Most semi precious stone dice proved to chip easily and wouldn’t hold up to regular use. That’s no bueno.

So how did we get around stones natural propensity to chip? Simple – we cheated. This new line of dice have been crafted from semi precious stone set in a resin matrix. The end result is flawless in execution, beauty, and gameability (if that’s not a word, it is now). By binding the ground semi precious stone in a resin matrix, it adds a toughness to the resulting die that unaltered stone just doesn’t have while retaining all the visual properties and heft of the original stone.

Neoclassical vase veneered in malachite in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Malachite Neoclassical vase in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg: Wikipedia

Malachite has been mined since the 3rd millennium B.C. and smelted for its copper content. That copper is what gives Malachite its noted green coloration. Ancient Egyptians associated its green color, known to them as wadj, with rebirth and fertility. They believed that the afterlife contained an eternal paradise know as the “Field of Malachite”.  Malachite, like Azurite and Lapis Lazuli, has been used as a pigment since antiquity, though it has more recently been replaced by its synthetic counterpart. Malachite is the second of the two copper carbonate minerals and results from the weathering of Azurite, which is why they are often found in deposits intermixed with one another. Both were melted down for the copper ore in antiquity, so it is fitting that we inlay these dice with Copper numbers.

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2 reviews for Malachite Dice with Copper

  1. Trevor C.

    I was wondering what the timeframe is on the backorder for these dice. Is it worth waiting for an order or should I look elsewhere? I’m just looking for a pair of d20’s.

    • Charlie Brumfield

      About 4 weeks at this time.

  2. Deborah

    My husband bought me one of these for our 7th anniversary, the copper inlay made them fit with our “traditional” gift giving schedule.

    The die is absolutely beautiful, and along with it the wooden box with a custom inlay so that I can now fill it with a set of polyhedral dice, including the 4D6 that I need to roll all of my new favourite characters.

    Thank you so much!
    The die and the box are so very beautiful.

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