Gilson Created Opal

GILSON-CREATED OPALS™

ANNOUNCEMENT:  MANNING INTERNATIONAL HAS SOLD ALL GILSON CREATED OPAL ROUGH AND CUT MATERIALS TO ABR IMAGERY OF BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA.  PLEASE CONTACT MR. ROSS THACKERY THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE; WWW.ABRIMAGERY.COM.  WE WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING ANY GILSON CREATED OPAL PRODUCT NOR WILL WE BE AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCES NOW THAT THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN POSTED.  GILSON REMAINS THE FINEST TRUE SYNTHETIC OPAL AVAILABLE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.  FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT THE BEST, PLEASE CONTACT ABR IMAGERY.  NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE THIS PRODUCT BUT THEY SUPPLY A HUGE SELECTION OF GLASS VARIETIES, COLORANTS, SHAPES, TORCH AND TOOL SUPPLIES.  BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR FULL WEBSITE OFFERINGS. 


 More than 45 years have passed since Pierre Gilson invented a technique for producing opals in the laboratory.  What had taken Mother Nature millions upon millions of years to accomplish was now possible to achieve in 12 to 14 months per harvest. While lab conditions are far more predictable than those in the wild, there is no easy shortcut to quality.  For every Gilson masterpiece you see, there are many that did not meet the standard.  Scarcity is still a factor, rarity still a condition – even in a product that is made by man.

We've faithfully maintained Pierre Gilson’s standards, controlling distribution as market demand has grown the world over.  What began as Mr. Gilson’s hobby has become a critically important addition to the world’s gemstone palette.Gilson-Created™ Opals are NOT imitations, NOT fakes, NOT simulants.
The term, “laboratory-grown” means that our products faithfully mirror Mother Nature’s opal.  Gilson-Created™ Opals have virtually identical chemical, physical and optical properties as do their naturally-occurring counterparts.  The exception is that our lab-grown products are harder and more durable than most of those from nature. We no longer produce 
Gilson Created opal varieties in rough, uncut volumes, loose stone assortments and in fine jewelry designs.
So, if technology is your fascination, beauty and affordability your pursuit...have a look.  WE ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION REGARDING THIS PRODUCT. PLEASE CONTACT ABRIMAGERY.COM FOR FURTHER INQUIRY.

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