*Peruvian pink opal (common opal) centerpiece and beads
*Freshwater pearls
*Sterling setting, beads, findings, leverbacks
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 16.5" - 21.5" (42 cm - 55 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 1" x 1" (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
Weight: 1.7 oz (48 gm)

Earring drop length: 1.75" (4.5 cm)
Earring weight: 1.6 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #576 (set) - $425

Necklace and
Earrings - $425:
    Necklace alone

Peruvian Pink Opal Necklace and Earrings

Peruvian Pink Opal Necklace
Peruvian Pink Opal Necklace Detail
Peruvian Pink Opal Necklace on model
Peruvian Pink Opal Earrings
Peruvian Pink Opal Necklace
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Peruvian pink opal is rare, found only in the San Patricio region of Peru. It has beautiful patterns and colors though it does not have "opalescence" or play of color, that's why it is referred to as a common opal as distinguished from precious opal and fire opal. The very thin tabular beads are translucent in some spots. The centerpiece has a lovely pattern in which I see very clear images (left to right) of a parakeet, a donkey and a wolf! Shall I tell you the story of how these three became friends, had adventures, were patient in adversity, courageous in defending Mother Earth and how eventually she rewarded them by recording their picture in stone so we would always remember their greatest achievement? Or perhaps I should leave it to you to write their story.

Pink common opal is associated with the heart chakra and Simmons says it has calming and soothing effects on the emotional body. Melody says it helps guide one on the journey of life. Perhaps this particular opal with its adventuresome companions has special wisdom relating to your own journey. I hope you will order it today and listen to the stories they tell.