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Blue opal is usually colored blue to blue-green. Most jewelers describe it as the color of the Caribbean Sea. These stones may enclose dark inclusions that look like ferns. Also the amount of this color may vary within a single specimen. Pastel pinks to red pinks are also popular as beads.
Peruvian Opal rough is a good stone for those starting to learn about Opal cutting. It is recommended to always wear a mask when cutting this Opal and to have lot of water on the opal cutting wheels.
Blue opals are usually found only in the Andes Mountains of Peru. In fact, they are considered as a gift from Pachamama, the earliest Inca goddess of fruitfulness and Mother Earth.
Formula: SiO2 • n (H2O)
Specific Gravity: 2.10 g / cc
Water Content: 3.20%
Moh’s Scale 5.5-6
Holistic Aspects of Peruvian Opal
According to fables Peruvian Opal stones is a calming stone that can pacify the mind and alleviate sleep issues. Sleeping with a Peruvian opal is believed to cure subconscious pain from your past.
The gemstone has the power of relaxation, tradition tells us that it can take away any tension from communications and will allow ideas to flow generously. It is an excellent stone for calming the mind and considered useful for a good nights sleep.
This stone correlates to the heart chakra, the energy centralized with concern and communication. The blue opal is said to be the most powerful of all healing stones. It can increase creativeness and inspiration, the stone is associated with good luck.
Blue opal meaning
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
The meaning of Blue Opal is spiritual healing. It has been cherished as a great healing gemstone. It is said to release tension and to bring peacefulness. It is recommended for the people who tend to have stress and worries. It can release any kinds of stress.
As varied as the varieties of Opal are, so versatile are the applications on the individual chakras. However, most opals can be applied to all chakras as needed.
Root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye, crown chakra. Opals are the strongest stone for the soul during meditation.
Natural opal blue from Peru
What is blue opal good for?
The stone is believed to increase self-confidence. The gemstone can help the trauma as a source of inferiority complex. By unleashing your inner darkness, the gemstone can improve energy flow in you. Use this gemstone when you want to embrace yourself or release the self-hatred.
Is blue opal expensive?
Red is the rarest and most sought out color. In order of value, the most valuable color is red, then orange, green, blue and purple. Also electric blue opals are more valuable as the hidden color bar makes the Opal brighter than the normal blue. Density and intensity of color is also important to determine the price.
What is blue fire opal made of?
The crystal is a delicate gem of great beauty and ornamental value. Its mystical brightness gives it an air of elegance that is hypnotizing for those who approach this stone. The blue fire opal is a mineral with a composition similar to that of quartz, but with water molecules inside.
Can you get blue fire opals?
Blue common opal is a highly regarded variety of common opal best known from sources in Peru, Oregon, and Indonesia. Owyhee blue opal mined in Oregon ranges in color from a light to a dark pastel blue. Blue opal Peru sometimes contain tiny translucent zones with play-of-color.
Can blue opal stone be in the sun?
A good opal should display a rich range of color flashes. Take care when wearing Opal, it has a hardness of 5-6.5. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows.
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