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SANWA PEARL & GEMS LIMITED
Authorized Distributor by KYOCERA

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[NEW] " Notice to ALL CUSTOMERS - Bello Opal Authentic Statement "

Bello Opal Authentic Statement

Statement on Bello Opal Authenticity

Bello Opal®, opal material from KYOCERA Corporation - Forbes Top Regarded Company, has always been the mainstream gemstone in worldwide man-made opal market.

We offer
  1. Quality: Opal composed of at least 80% Silica, great variety of over 78 opal colors (Official Code# OP01-OP78), exhibiting beautiful and vivid opal colors.
  2. Service: Stable and abundant supply plus high quality craftsmanship.
  3. Safety: Assured with official Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Solemn Declaration
Recently, there are comparatively low-quality opal-like plastic (OLP) and unauthorized man-made opal material appear in the market. Due to their misleading information, some customers have experienced loss for quality issues.

While these non-credible materials are supplied without MSDS certificate, it indicates that it is not assured with proof of origin and safety report. Buyers should pay significant attention to potential quality and supply problems. If this unknown man-made opal material is possibly harmful for human, liabilities issue will also be a big concern.

Moreover, some dishonest companies confuse customers by using the same set of color code of our Bello Opal® (OP01-78), at the same time referring to our color samples.
Photo1: Use Bello Opal official color code for their products
Some even explicitly claim this unknown man-made opal material as manufactured by KYOCERA Japan. Regardless of their discrepancy in quality, these forge claims definitely deserve legal actions which we reserve all our rights to do so.

Here are some comparisons on features:
Table1: Comparison of rough stone shape
Name
Unauthorized man-made opal material Bello Opal
Manufacturer
Unknown KYOCERA (Japan)
Rough shape
Round Irregular
Photo
Crack Issue Management
Simulating the growth and beauty of natural opal, lab growing synthetic opal will also induce cracks. We being the leading provider in the market ensure product standard by best quality control. Our manufacturer Kyocera - Fortune 500 will carefully examine their product and cut away the parts with cracks, thus the sorted out high quality opal roughs are always in random irregular shape.

On the contrary, neglecting the product quality this unknown manufacturer adopts another approach. They give up strict quality control by touching up cracks with Resin. Yet, those cracks will still create problems for further usage. In other words, with the same volume of opal rough, their product brings much more material wastage. This inevitably induces extra cost for customers since the quality control process has to be done by themselves.

This huge difference between them and us in persisting to offer quality goods is worth noting to our valued customers.

*We draw the black lines on round rough stone to indicate the natural cracks.
Photo2: Unknown man-made material has hidden crack problem
As explained above, round rough opal has many hidden cracks and you will only experience problem when further utilizing them. These photos show a good example. And the dishonest suppliers also use Bello Opal color code, OP19, for their promotion.
Table2: Comparison of rough thickness
Name
Unauthorized man-made opal material Bello Opal
Manufacturer
Unknown KYOCERA (Japan)
Thickness
About 13mm+/-. About 17mm+/-.
Photo
Table3: Comparison of white opal
Name
Unauthorized man-made opal material Bello Opal
Manufacturer
Unknown KYOCERA (Japan)
Rough Photo
Opal flat with grey background
Both in 0.5mm thickness.
Opal flat with white background
Both in 0.5mm thickness.
Opal cabochon with grey background
Both in 1.3mm thickness.
Table4: Comparison of dark green opal
Name
Unauthorized man-made opal material Bello Opal
Manufacturer
Unknown KYOCERA (Japan)
Rough Photo
Opal flat with grey background
Both in 0.5mm thickness.
Opal cabochon with grey background
Both in 1.3mm thickness.
We are confident to say it is our motto to offer the best quality opal to our customers from all over the world. Being the leading company in the field, we shoulder the responsibility to report the difference between the other man-made opals and our Bello Opal to our valued customers.

To conclude, in terms of composition, product variety, supply and safety, most importantly guaranteed quality control and related services, we assure you we are of a different level of standard. Hereby we also appeal for your attention to the recent misleading market behavior. At the same time we welcome any enquiry and will provide you professional information and service.