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Glass Opal Simulant

Some gems, like opal, are highly coveted but rare to find, much less in the sizes and quality people dream of owning. Glass opal simulants offer you the best of both worlds. You get the beauty of a beautiful natural opal, but at a budget-friendly price. This glass simulant recreates the beautiful play-of-color coveted in natural opal.

Colors

Variety Of Colors

  • Glass-opal-simulant classification

    CommonName
    Glass Opal Simulant
    Species
    NA
    Variety
    Glass Opal Simulant
    Colors
    Variety Of Colors
    AlternateNames
    Slocum Stone
    GemstoneGroups
    KeySeparations
    Appearance, RI and magnification
    ClassificationComments
  • Glass-opal-simulant chemistry & crystallography

    ChemicalName
    Silica
    ChemicalFormula
    Synthesis
    CrystalSystem
    NA
    ChemistryClassification
    Nature
    Simulant
    Crystallinity
    Amorphous
    ChemistryComments
  • Glass-opal-simulant optical properties

    Transparency
    Transparent - Opaque
    Dispersion
    OpticalComments
    RefractiveIndex
    1.5-1.52
    Birefringence
    OpticCharacter
    NA
    OpticSign
    NA
    PolariscopeReaction
    Singly Refractive (SR) With ADR
    Fluorescence
    SWUV: variable
    LWUV: variable
    CCFReaction
    Pleochroism
    None
  • Glass-opal-simulant characteristic physical properties

    Hardness
    5-6
    CharacteristicComments
    Streak
    SpecificGravity
    2.41-2.5
    Toughness
    Varies
    Inclusions
    Glass opal simulants contain iridescent flakes of metallic foil that give the illusion of play of color. Sometimes gas bubbles can be seen.
    Luster
    Vitreous
    Stability
    Poor
    Fracture
    Conchoidal
    Cleavage
    None