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Bello Opal® Jelly Collection (Polymer Impregnated Synthetic Opal ) is composed by 80% silica & 20% resin. It has a more translucent colour for light colour opal, such as white opal, light blue opal, light green opal, light pink opal…etc. You may also call it “Jelly Opal”. It is available in 45 different colours. Jelly opal is reminiscent of the beautiful natural opal.

Sanwa offers opal bead from size 1.2mm to 18mm and they are available with different kinds of drilling.

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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
Op501 to OP545
Degree of transparency
Light color series are more translucent and OP531 has the highest degree of transparency.
Jewelry Plating
Jelly Opal could work well with jewelry plating
Chemical Resistance
Alcohol
Glass Compatibility
Jelly Opal is not glass compatible. Please refer to "Galaxy Opal".
Guarantee on quality
No Cracking, Crazing or Yellowing