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While most of us are not interested in, let alone afford a blinged out car, the coating technology is innovative. Kyocera is the manufacturer of Kyoto Opal or man made color opal. Natural opal is inherently brittle but the man made opal will not split or crack. It can thus be easily cut into many shapes. The special staining techniques have resulted in a rich selection of tints and hues. The material was launched last year for other applications like clothing and fashion accessories like buttons. Perhaps we may have Kyoto Opal beads for us some day? Via
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