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SANWA PEARL & GEMS LIMITED
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10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

TUMBLED OPAL

Bello Opal® Galaxy Collection (Mineral Type Created Opal) is composed by silica & very small portion of water. It is the only glass compatible opal. It is as known as “Galaxy Opal”, “Created Opal” and “Gilson Opal”.

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