Peruvian Opal


Name: Peruvian Opal
Color(s): Blue, pink
Mineral Information: hardened silica gel with water content
Chemical Make-up: SiO2-nH2O
Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Where they are found: Peru
About Stone: Peruvian blue opal is relatively rare and is only found in the Andes mountains near San Patricio, Peru. It is a very translucent stone with color similar to the Caribbean Sea. Depending on how the stone is cut it can be clear, scenic (showing varying degrees of color) or dendritic which has black fern like inclusions. This is the national stone of Peru.
Zodiac Association: Libra
Metaphysical Properties: A stone of courage and ingenuity. It improves self-esteem and self-love & aids creativity and communication of all types. Help release the trauma of old wounds and softens the impact of stress from the outside world. It can quieten the mind and aids restful sleep.