Custom Cut Polished & Wire Wrapped Peruvian Pink Opal Spiny Oyster & Bronze Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935
Size: 1 3/4 × 5/8 inch or 45mm x 15mm
This is beautiful peruvian Pink Opal and Spiny Oyster shell compressed with Bronze This pop of orange comes from the shell of the mollusk, Spondylus varius. “ Spondylus ” means “spines on the back,” hence the “spiny oyster” nomenclature Added with the Peruvian Pink Opal make for beautiful jewelry.
Peruvian pink opal is relatively rare and is only found in the Andes Mountains near San Patricio, Peru. The pink opal derives its color from trace amounts of included organic compounds known as quinones. These opals range from opaque to translucent, and depending on how the stone is cut, the color will either be clear or show the stone’s matrix and inclusions. (Like agates, some Peruvian opals show the scenic fern-like dendritic inclusions.) Peruvian opal is also known as Andean opal.