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Bello Opal - Galaxy (Resin free)

Bello Opal® Galaxy Collection (Mineral Type Created Opal) is composed by silica & very small portion of water. It is the only glass compatible opal among two collections.
You may also call it “Galaxy Opal or Created Opal”. It is available in 13 opal colours, such as water opal, milky opal, black opal, blue opal, pink opal and fire opal.

Galaxy Opal is chemically identical to natural opal, both are 100% silica, both have the same hardness, brilliance and fire. The only thing that changes is origin.  Galaxy Opal is especially suitable for glassblowing art as it can resist more than 900 degree C. Galaxy Opal is also suitable for High-end jewellery market. It can achieve some designs which are hardly achieved by natural opal.

Most of the created opals resin free in the market are our Galaxy Opal resin free. The names might be various, however, they are actually made by our material manufacturer which is KYOCERA (JAPAN).
Some retailers have even named our Galaxy Opals as "Gilson Opal" which is actually no longer in production.



synthetic opal

COLOR CHART ( A cut )

opal cabochon

CABOCHONS

opal beads

ROUND BEADS

opal hamsa

SPECIAL SHAPE

synthetic opal

DIAMOND CUT

Created opal

COINS/SHEET

tumbled opal

TUMBLED OPAL

synthetic opal

CRUSHED OPAL

created opal

FANCY BEADS

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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
Size Range
1.2mm to 50mm +
Thickness Range
0.5mm to 18mm
Options for fire pattern
A cut (dot pattern), B cut (horizontal stripe pattern), C cut (Vertical stripe pattern)
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
Limitation
Galaxy Opal sheet cannot bend like plastic, it doesn't have elasticity