KYOCERA’s “Kyoto Opal” Sparkles in KOKOIST’s New Nail Gel

One-of-a-kind opal material to be applied in nail art for the first

KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) announced that its original
decorative material, “Kyoto Opal,” is being utilized in KOKOIST’s new
line of nail gel products. The new product, “KOKOIST Gem Gel Series,”
was launched in the United States on September 1 and is available
through KOKOIST’s web site (!shop/cilf).
This represents the first time that Kyocera’s Kyoto Opal is being used
for a decorative application in nail art.

The new nail gel was developed by integrating Kyocera’s original
gem-synthesis technology cultivated over the years with KOKOIST’s
expertise in creating professional nail gel with high flexibility.
Kyocera’s Kyoto Opal is cultivated with a quartz-grain structure
identical to that of naturally occurring opal. Flecks of Kyoto Opal
suspended in the gel add a unique aesthetic and deep radiance. KOKOIST
chose Kyoto Opal because of its rich luminance and flexibility, which
offer nail artists limitless design possibilities.

About Kyoto Opal

“Kyoto Opal” is a synthetic opal material developed by Kyocera with a
unique aesthetic quality that cannot be duplicated by other molded
resin-based products. Using special coloring techniques, Kyocera creates
Kyoto Opal in a variety of rich and subtle hues and tints. Further, by
overcoming the inherent brittleness of naturally occurring opal, which
tends to split and crack, it is possible to cut the Kyoto Opal into
diverse shapes.

Kyocera has been providing opal gemstones in markets outside Japan since
1992, launching the “Kyoto Opal” brand in Japan in 2008 as a unique
decorative material. Since then, it has been utilized in a growing range
of products including Casio’s G-SHOCK and SHEEN
of wristwatches, brand
emblems on Mitsuoka automobiles
and protective
screen covers for iPhones

Kyocera this year marks the 40th anniversary of its recrystallized
gemstone technology, which it commercialized in 1975. In addition to
synthetic opals, its jewelry business includes recrystallized emeralds,
blue sapphires and rubies, which are cultivated under carefully
controlled conditions by applying fine ceramic crystallizing technology.


(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971), the parent and global
headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine
(also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power
generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic
components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales
totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on
the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson
Reuters, and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine’s 2015 “Global
2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.


KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Hina Morioka, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Fax: +81-(0)75-604-3516