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"As Is" Gem Insider Sterling Silver 10 x 8mm Peruvian Blue Opal & Iolite Ring - Size 6
This ring's tranquil blue-green hues call to mind a cool ocean breeze! Crafted from polished rhodium plated sterling silver, the focal point of this design is an oval shaped 10 x 8mm Peruvian blue opal in a four-prong setting. The center stone is flanked by two trillion cut 5mm iolites, also in prong settings.This vivid design is too unique to pass up!
The gems are set atop an open gallery for a light, airy finish. The blue opal weighs 1.90ct and the total iolite weight is 0.56ct (both approximate). The ring measures 3/8"L x 13/16"W x 5/16"H.
About Blue Opals
Relatively rare, Peruvian blue opals display a rich blue-green coloring thought to resemble the tropical waters of the Caribbean. These blue opals do not exhibit the same fiery color play as Australian or Ethopian opals, but their beautiful blue-green coloring is still remarkable nonetheless. Currently mined in the Andes Mountains near San Patricio, Peru, Native Incas have used blue opals to create jewelry and perform rituals dating back to 1000 B.C. Also deemed the national stone of Peru, blue opals exhibit a hardness between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
Please note: Blue opal will vary in color.
Part of the Gem Insider Collection. Made in China. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.