Peruvian Opal Bi-Color Bracelet
These beautiful faceted Peruvian opals in a range of blue, green and aqua tones are combined with gold-plated and silver accents. The gold-plated center eye bead is an exact replica of Pre-Columbian gold beads found in the Gold Museum in Bogota, Columbia.
To the Aztecs, Maya and Incas gold represented eternity and the sacred source of all life. The wearer of this precious material was bestowed with energy, health and happiness. The symbolic and preferred matte quality of the gold was believed to preserve its energy inward, versus a shiny surface which was believed to radiate the gold’s energy outward. Through the use of similar antique techniques such as lost wax process, these new replicas maintain the beautiful warm gold look and matte patina as the originals.
Peruvian opals are rare gemstones found mostly in the Andes Mountains near San Patricio, Peru. Considered Peru’s national stone, these opals are unique because of their milky, semi-translucency and their vitreous, pearly surface. Colors range from light to medium aqua/turquoise shades. Peruvian legends praise their relaxing energy and tranquil healing powers.