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

ROUND BEADS / SPHERES

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”.

One of the main features of Galaxy Opal 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”.

Galaxy Opal is lab grown synthetic opal resin free. It is essential to have two types of fire pattern which are dot pattern (A) and stripe pattern (B). This is one of the ways to verify the lab grown opal round bead.

Galaxy Opal round beads are available from size 2mm to 10mm. They usually come without hole.

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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