HYBRID SYNTHETIC OPAL
About material order
Depending on stock status, there are cases where you can not prepare immediately.
After receiving your order, we will contact you via email for the delivery date.
We will prepare the size and weight of the material in the following condition as a
Size: W 28 mm D 6.5 mm H 45 mm.
Weight: about 10 g
In addition, due to the manual separation of materials, there may be slight
differences in size. Please note.
HYBRID OPAL Slice sheet
It is an artificial opal sheet. (three pieces)
It is 42 mm × 42 mm × 0.12 mm.
Resin was immersed in 80%
It is made of silica crystal 20%.
Processing can be done easily because it is almost a resin.
It is possible to cut with scissors, but it will crack on the way.
It is weak for folding and it easily breaks.
However, if you take advantage of this characteristic it is possible to work like a mother‐of‐pearl work.
If you want to avoid cracking, we recommend that you protect with a laminate film.
Then you can use scissors without breaking along the way.
As a reference I made something like a round cabochon, but the color of the back side is reflected because the clarity is very strong.
So we used black resin to prevent color escape.
By doing this you emit a very beautiful sparkle.
UV resins and other compatibility with resins are also good so please try.
Depending on the idea, I think that it can be used for various purposes.
Because we are retrofitting a commercially available watch of 150 $,
There is no guarantee and can not be repaired.
This watch is what I made manually to confirm the possibility of the material. Cut
necessary parts from large gemstone mass and make each part manually. Because
of that, it takes more than 10 days to produce, and because the raw ore of artificial
opal is also expensive, if it costs an amount, it will be about 2,500 dollars.
By the way, eyeglasses made with this material are sold at a high-class department
store in Japan for $ 6000. I think that there is a doubt about this amount because it
is a material that has just entered the market. However, there is no doubt that it is
a completely new material made over a long time and research expenses. I talked
about a clock as an example, but I think that selling price can be suppressed if all
the work is mechanized without handmade like one like me.
We are not limited to watches, we are waiting for contact from people who can
purchase raw ore, process them, and make products by themselves.