This specific type of opal is the national stone of Peru. This fairly rare opal was named after the country, as the only source found is in the Andes mountains. It was believed Peruvian opals were originally a gift from Pachamama, an early Incan goddess of Earth and time. Peruvian opal does not have the same kind of fiery play of light as other opals, but it does still possess a beautiful iridescent quality.
It's no surprise the Peruvian opal (showcasing tropical blues of the sea) has a soft, relaxing energy about it. Peruvian opal has long been used to release tension and promote free-flowing ideas. According to metaphysical beliefs, Peruvian opal reduces stress and helps the wearer approach the future with a heightened sense of tranquility. Peruvian opal is also believed to help with issues sleeping. Considered a powerful healing stone, this opal from the Andes is associated with the heart chakra.
Opals in general are fairly soft stones and are sensitive to environmental factors. Avoid exposing Peruvian opal, or any opal, to high heat or extreme temperature changes. Heat can cause Peruvian opal to lose their color intensity or create fractures. Take opal jewelry off before getting into the shower, going swimming or using household cleaning agents. Do not expose opals to chemicals, including perfume.
Set in solid Sterling Silver, this gemstone has been left in an unpolished state, to allow it's natural beauty to show.
Peruvian Blue Opal Ring
Ring Size P,
Stone 26 x 22 mm