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Like other opals, Peruvian opal is a sedimentary rock that forms though deposition of silicates, though it lacks the play of color. Instead, the opal of the Andes shows lovely natural blue-green color with dark dendritic inclusions. Peruvian opals form only in the Andes, a gift from Pachamama, the Incan fertility goddess who embodies the mountains. Tipon is an Incan city about 25km from Cusco known for its innovative and elegant use of irrigation. The mountain city has thirteen terraces with stone walls and waterfalls; although the city was built over 500 years ago, water still flows in channels to fields and baths. The American Society of Civil Engineers has designated Tipon as an engineering landmark, a masterpiece of engineering planning, design and construction. The design of this 19" necklace is simple, but it highlights the beauty of the opal, in which colors of water and earth mix and flow. Sterling silver toggle clasp.

Cost: $130.00 USD

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Length: necklace - 19"


  • Peruvian opal rondelles
  • black agate rondelles
  • sterling silver beads
  • sterling silver toggle clasp
  • Soft Flex nylon coated stainless steel beading cord

Care & cleaning: Beading cord may be frayed or severed through hard jerks or prolonged exposure to rough or sharp edges; store necklace flat when not in use to prevent stretching or fraying cord. Clean with warm soapy water and avoid chemical or abrasive cleaners. Use a soft jewelry polishing cloth to clean tarnish appearing on metal.

The materials and cord in this necklace are robust to most tugs and pulls, but care should be taken to prevent hard impacts which can damage the opal. As with all beaded jewelry: do not let young toddlers chew on it.

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This 19" necklace is compatible with most necklines and can be worn as a multi-wrap bracelet.