Owyhee Blue Opal 6.5-7mm round beads (ETB00871)
Owyhee Blue Opal
Owyhee Blue Opal is from the Owyhee Mountains of Eastern Oregon.
The hardness is between 5.5 and 6.5 and is very durable.It is considered a “common opal” because it does not display any play of color (fire).
This opal takes a glassy polish.
The rich blue coloring is reminiscent of the finest Blue Chalcedony but with the translucence and golden highlights of Oregon Opals. When held to a light, even tumbled pieces of me have the wonderful glow of opal-essence.
Dimensions of beads:
Size: 6.5-7 mm
- this is only an approximate, the size varies slightly.
Length: 16 inches