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SANWA PEARL & GEMS LIMITEDAuthorized Distributor by KYOCERA

10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

Products

Bello Opal® drop (Polymer Impregnated Synthetic Opal ) is a popular item for earrings design.



Sanwa offers two different options for drop design.



Traditional Pattern
New Pattern
A cut opal drop
B cut opal drop
Opal drop displays vertical stripe pattern
Opal drop displays both dot and stripe pattern
Only with length up to 18mm
Length up to 40mm +

 

PATTERN

Different from A cut opal drop which shows vertical fire, B cut opal drop displays multi-pattern like photo.

FACETED CUT

Faceted cut opal drop is also available for order.

OPAL EARRINGS

Opal drop is commonly used as earrings design.

STEEPLE OPAL DROP

Rather than using half drill opal drop for most of the traditional design, this kind of steeple opal drop is also increasingly popular for jewelry designers.

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Properties comparison to natural opal

Category Polymer Impregnated Synthetic Opal Natural Opal
Elements
80% Silica & 20% Resin Silica & Water
MOHS Hardness
4 3-5.5
Specific Gravity
1.80-1.90 1.98-2.20
Heat Resistance
130 degree C. 100 degree C.
Product Features
Color Range
OP01 to OP92
Degree of transparency
Relatively low
Jewelry Plating
Bello Opal® could work well with jewelry plating
Chemical Resistance
Thinner, Methanol, Acetone
Glass Compatibility
Bello Opal® is not glass compatible. Please refer to "Galaxy Opal"
Guarantee on quality
No Cracking, Crazing or Yellowing