Owyhee Blue Opal 6.5-7mm round beads (ETB00871)


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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
Finishing: Polished

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