PERU BLUE OPAL ROUGH
This is a natural untreated blue rough which has interesting dendritic inclusions in it
Hardness Mohs scale 5.5 to 6.5
Transulant to Transparent.
Weight 6.80 cts app
Size 24 x 15 x 3 mm app
Note we have taken the photo with the stone DRY
The patterns are found in microscopic fissures that cause them to branch out like tree limbs or fern like inclusions.It is usually a iron silicate.
This is the national stone of Peru
PERUVIAN BLUE OPAL ALSO CALLED CHRYSOPAL -opal stained by chryscolla or soper minerals
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.At present there is a large amount of white material sent from the mines which is dyed blue in china and india and is on the market.
Folklore & Legend
This symbolic stone is considered a gift from the Incan goddess of fertility, good fortune, and nature.It was used by the local Inca people in there jewellery.The Peruvian blue opal has soft relaxing energiesiit .It takes the tension out of communication and helps ideas flow freely. It softens the impact of stress from the outside world and can help one to release the trauma of old wounds. It facilitates facing the future with a tranquil healing nature.