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SANWA PEARL & GEMS LIMITEDAuthorized Distributor by KYOCERA

10 things you need to know about "Synthetic Opal"

Products

BELLO OPAL
(GALAXY OPAL-NO RESIN)

Mineral Type Created Opal

Elements: Silica & Water
FEATURES
  • Grown in laboratory over time
  • Same chemical properties as natural opal
  • Stable even under high temperature ( up to 900 degree C.)
  • Compatible with Borosilicate glass, suited for Glassblowing & Glass art
  • Long-time Stable, No Cracking, Crazing or Yellowing
  • Intense Play of Color
  • Vertical fire displays the unique growth pattern
  • Some translucent colors with opal fire
  • Horizontal and vertical fire
  • Available in 13 colors, such as water opal, milky opal, black opal, blue opal, pink opal and fire opal.
  • GLASSBLOWING ART

    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.
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    Color Chart (A cut)

    opal cabochon

    CABOCHONS

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    ROUND BEADS / SPHERES

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    Special Shape

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    Diamond Cut

    Created opal

    Coins/Sheet

    tumbled opal

    TUMBLED OPAL

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    Crushed Opal

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    Fancy Beads

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    Rough Stones

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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