Sauron’s Opal Dice
$161.00 – $1,231.00
Arabic legends say opals falls from the heavens in blinding bursts of lightning. To the ancient Greeks, opals gave the gift of prophecy. To Dark Age Europeans have opals were a gem of hope, faith, and purity. In Ancient Rome opals were thought to bring the bearers good luck. Through out history humans have been fascinated with opal’s otherworldly colors. Nothing else in nature can replicate its sparkling fire and play of colors. Opal is beauty incarnate. These synthetic opal dice are just that. Not only do these bad boys have an epically intense iridescent play of color as exceeds their natural counter parts but they have FAR more durability so you can actually game with them as intended with no worries of chipping or breaking unlike opalite.
A Note on Photography
Try as we might, 3 different cameras and 2 days spent in the photo studio, we can’t seem to do these dice justice. We pride ourselves on being able to capture the essence of our dice in our photography. Not so this time. The colors in these dice are IMPOSSIBLE to photograph. The vibrant reds and oranges combined with the iridescent yellows seem to elude the CCD’s of our cameras. These photos simply do not capture the true beauty of these fiery opalescent polyhedrals.
It’s Time to Science!
Through a proprietary process, our synthetic opal roughs are made by capturing tiny silica particles in a resin matrix. The end result is flawless in execution, beauty, and gameability (if that’s not a word, it is now) and it has the same level of fire and play of color you’d expect in a quality natural stone unlike those subpar opalite dice languishing in your daddy’s dice bag. This process nets a toughness to the resulting die that natural opal just doesn’t have while retaining the visual essence and heft of the original stone.
Play of Color
Opals are known for their unique ability to produce dazzling rainbows of color that seem to flicker like the flames of a fire as the stone is rotated. This is called play of color and is caused by millions of microscopic silica spheres around 0.5 microns in size that are arranged in an amorphous lattice.
Image courtesy of Geology.com
These silica structures diffract the light rays as they passes through them, and it is these diffracted light rays that cause the bursts of color seen in both natural and high quality synthetic opal. The size of the silica spheres and their arrangement determine the color and quality of diffracted light.
From Ethiopia, to Australia, and Mexico to Idaho, Opals can be found around the world. That’s not where they stop though as recently scientists have not only discovered how to make these beautiful gems in the lab but a team from NASA has found opal on Mars, and seeing as opal only forms in liquid water, this is proof positive that the red planet was once in fact blue.
Sauron’s Opal Dice
Dice Weight (1d20)
Country of Origin
Made In Texas
Our dice are made in our a state of the art facilites in Dallas, Texas by skilled craftsmen using the finest materials avialable.
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