These pretty Peruvian opal teardrops showcase blue-green tones with brown matrix (they look very similar to turquoise). This is the national stone of Peru, and it is only found in the Andes mountains. The stones were hand wrapped with sterling silver wire in an organic zen-like pattern. Each one is accented with a small silver spirals, and they dangle from sterling silver earring hooks.
The pair shown here is representative of the style and quality that you’ll receive, though each pair will have minor variances due to the fact that they’re handcrafted using natural materials. They’re about 1.25″ long total, or about .75″ from the base of the earlobe.
The last photo shows these alongside a dime for scale. As you can see, I offer similar styles in chalcedony, amethyst – and a few more gemstones to be added soon!
Folkloric properties of Andean Opal: This is said to be a very calming stone that can help with relaxation and releasing old traumas and stress. This stone is believed to facilitate communication by easing tensions and helping ideas to flow easily.