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SANWA PEARL & GEMS LIMITEDAuthorized Distributor by KYOCERA

10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

Products

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.


Sanwa offers opal cabochon from size 1.2mm to 50mm+ and they are available in different kinds of shape, such as round opal cabochon, oval opal cabochon, pearl opal cabochon, marquise opal cabochon, trillion opal cabochon, heart opal cabochon etc. Custom shape is welcomed.

There are two kinds of patterns available, A cut (dot pattern) and B cut (horizontal stripe pattern).

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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