Impregnated Synthetic Opal

Synthetic Impregnated Opal in Different Body Colors and a Play-of-Color in Red, Orange and Green

Email us at goldberg@pinfire.deSynthetic Opal (Impregnated Opal)

Synthetic Impregnated Opal Black, White, Blue and Orange Fire Opal with a Play-of-Color in Red, Orange & Green

Coarse Crystalline Opals with a Directional and Intensive Play-of-Color

Impregnated Synthetic Opal - Black, White, Blue and Orange Opal with a lively Play-of-Color

Multicolored opals with a directional and coarse crystalline pattern of play-of-color. Opals Type 2 / Opals with a Columnar Pattern
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Type 2
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Orange Opal
Play-of-Color in Green, Orange and Red
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Type 2
White Opal (Synthetic Impregnated Opal)
Green, Orange and Red Play-of-Color
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Type 2
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Blue Opal
Play-of-Color in Red, Orange and Orange
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Type 2
Black Opal - Impregnated Synthetic Opal
Play-of-Color in Red, Orange and Green
Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Type 2
Synthetic Impregnated Opal
Brillant Play-of-Color with a Directional Pattern

Synthetic Opal (Impregnated) - Description and Properties

  • Type: Opal Type 2 (Directional Play-of-Color)
  • Body Color: Black, White, Orange and Blue
  • Play-of-Color: Dominant Green, Orange or Red
  • Opal Pattern: Regular, Directional/Columnar

  • Specific Gravity: 1.88 - 1.92 g/cm3
  • Index of Refraction (RI): 1.46 - 1.47
  • Porosity: Non-Porous
  • Temperature Resistance: up to 140°C
  • Hardness (Mohs): 4
  • Composition: 82-85% SiO2 + 15-18% Resin
  • Transparency: Opaque, Translucent/Transparent

  • Form of Delivery: Rough Opals
  • Shape: Irregular Pieces or Round Slabs
  • Sizes: up to 20 cm
  • Weights: up to 800 g

  • Color Chart (PDF):
    Synthetic Impregnated Opals

Synthetic Impregnated Opals with a brilliant Play-of-Color

Multicolored opals with a Directional Pattern of Play-of-Color. Opals Type 2 / Coarse Crystalline Opals
Our Impregnated Synthetic Opals - Higher Toughness, Bigger Sizes, Brilliant Colors
  • Due to a higher silica content of 82-85% and thus lower content of resin (15-18%) the opals display a higher strength, toughness and better chemical and abrasion resistance compared to similar opals

  • The big size of opal slabs with diameters of 20 cm does not only allow the production of large objects but also enables a more efficient processing with a high yield

Synthetic Impregnated Opal, Rough Opal

Directional Pattern, White Synthetic Impregnated Opal

Synthetic Impregnated Opal - Side View

Directional Columnar Pattern, White Synthetic Impregnated Opal

Black Opal (I-3A)

Red Play-of-Color

Black Opal (I-3B)

Orange Play-of-Color

Black Opal (I-3C)

Green Play-of-Color

Black Opal

Overview

Blue Opal (I-1A)

Red Play-of-Color

Blue Opal (I-1B)

Orange Play-of-Color

Blue Opal (I-1C)

Green Play-of-Color

Blue Opal

Overview

White Opal (I-OA)

Red Play-of-Color

White Opal (I-OB)

Orange Play-of-Color

White Opal (I-OC)

Green Play-of-Color

White Opal

Overview

Orange Opal (Fire Opal, I-4A)

Red Play-of-Color

Orange Opal (Fire Opal, I-4B)

Orange Play-of-Color

Orange Opal (Fire Opal, I-4C)

Green Play-of-Color

Orange Opal (Fire Opal)

Overview

Synthetic Impregnated Opals - Details and Description

Coarse Crystalline Opals with a directional pattern of play-of-color (Type 2)

These synthetic impregnated opals show an intense play-of-color with a directional (columnar) pattern without any cracks, inclusions or host rock (matrix). The opals are composed of self-organized and close-packed monodisperse silica particles embedded in an organic polymer matrix and due to the lack of water in its chemical composition they are not prone to cracking or crazing. The impregnated opals are available with a multicolored pattern in a variety of colors, sizes and weights, ranging from 50 - 800 grams.

Synthetic impregnated opals, available colors: Color Chart - Synthetic Impregnated Opals

Synthetic Impregnated Opals Type 2 - Advantages and Properties

  • Long-time Stable, No Cracking, Crazing or Yellowing
  • Without Inclusions, Cracks or Host Rock (Matrix)
  • Affordable Price
  • No Blind Spots without Play-of-Color
  • Intense Play-of-Color
  • No Special Care Required
  • Easy Processing for a Wide Range of Applications
  • Large Objects Producible from a Single Piece
  • Ideal for Carving, Slicing, Cutting and Machine Processing
  • Directional Pattern of Play-of-Color

Properties of Impregnated Synthetic Opals - Type 2

  • Type: Opal Type 2 (Directional Play-of-Color)
  • Body Color: Black, White, Orange and Blue
  • Play-of-Color: Dominant Green, Orange or Red
  • Opal Pattern: Regular, Directional/Columnar

  • Specific Gravity: 1.88 - 1.92 g/cm3
  • Index of Refraction (RI): 1.46 - 1.47
  • Porosity: Non-Porous
  • Temperature Resistance: up to 140°C
  • Hardness (Mohs): 4
  • Composition: 82-85% SiO2 + 15-18% Resin
  • Transparency: Opaque, Translucent/Transparent

  • Form of Delivery: Rough Opals

Synthetic Impregnated Opals - Directional Play-of-Color.