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10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

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Bello Opal® Galaxy Collection (Mineral Type Created Opal) is composed by silica & very small portion of water. This opal is made to be compatible with COE 33 (borosilicate glass). It is the mainstream opal for lampworking glass art. It is as known as “Galaxy Opal”, “Created Opal” and “Gilson Opal”. It is available in 14 opal colours, such as water opal, milky opal, black opal, blue opal, pink opal and fire opal.


One of the main features of Galaxy Opal tumbled bead is that while rotating; there will be various of magical brilliance and gorgeous color, with attractive opal fire reflections. It is what we call “play of color”.


Tumbled opal is one of the most popular items for glassblowing market. 3-6mm is the most common size, while other sizes, such as 2-4mm, 3-4mm, 8-10mm are available.

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Properties comparison to natural opal
Category Mineral Type Created Opal Natural Opal
Elements
Silica & Water Silica & Water
MOHS Hardness
5.5 3-5.5
Specific Gravity
1.90-2.2 1.98-2.20
Heat Resistance
900 degree C. 100 degree C.
Product Features
Color Range
OP701 to OP713
Jewelry Plating
Galaxy Opal could work well with jewelry plating
Chemical Resistance

Thinner, Methanol, Acetone

Glass Compatibility
Galaxy Opal is glass compatible
Guarantee on quality
No Cracking, Crazing or Yellowing