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10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

ROUND BEADS

Bello Opal® round bead / sphere (Polymer Impregnated Synthetic Opal) is increasingly popular among jewelry designs, especially for the body piercing jewelry market. One of the main features of 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”.

Bello Opal® is lab grown synthetic opal. 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.

Bello Opal® round beads are available from size 1.2mm to 18mm and they are available with different kinds of drilling, such as no drill, half drill, full drill or half drills on two sides for captive ring.

Each piece of Bello Opal round bead reveals two kinds of fire pattern, dot pattern (A) and stripe pattern (B).Opal round bead with large hole is widely used in body piercing jewelry designs. This is 6mm round bead with 2.1mm half drill.
Bello Opal round beads in OP75 Starry night earringsOpal round bead strand is another option for jewelry designs, such as necklace and tassel.
Bello Opal round bead is a perfect gemstone to add sparkle to your pearl jewelry design.The combination of Bello Opal and colored stone in round beads

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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 OP78
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