Peruvian Opal Beads
Peruvian Opals are a cross between sea green and a pastel turquoise blue. These beads look so soft, and so delicate! They are semi-transparent, and only found in the Andes Mountains of South America. Peruvian Opal is the official stone of Peru.
Peruvian Opal is a common opal - a more affordable alternative to opals with play-of-color. Opals are hydrated silicon dioxide.
The Sanskrit word for precious stone, upala, is the origin of the word Opal. In metaphysical beliefs, Opals promote tranquility and healing.