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Pink Peruvian Opal:

Peruvian pink opal is relatively rare and is only found in the Andes Mountains near San Patricio, Peru.

The pink opal derives its color from trace amounts of included organic compounds known as quinones. These opals range from opaque to translucent, and depending on how the stone is cut, the color will either be clear or show the stone’s matrix and inclusions. (Like agates, some Peruvian opals show the scenic fern-like dendritic inclusions.) Peruvian opal is also known as Andean opal.

Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Opals contain water, which makes them very sensitive to heat. They are soft and can be cracked or chipped easily.

Peruvian Pink Opal ranges from 5.5-6.5 on the Moh’s scale.

  • Birthstone for October
  • Lucky stone for Libra
  • Anniversary gemstone for the 14th wedding anniversary
Myths and Therapeutic Properties:
Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness.  It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds.  As with other opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity.  It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams.  It also eases the process of change.  Physically, pink Peruvian opal is helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson's disease, lungs, and spleen.

 

 

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