This is a beautiful Peruvian blue opal and green tourmaline solid 18k gold pendant. The pear shaped blue opal was mined more than 30 years ago from a small short-lived find in the Andean foothills. Most of the material that came out of these mines is opaque and at best translucent with inclusions of other minerals making it unusable for high quality jewelry. This stone is higher quality with really nice light blue color. The tourmaline is from Afghanistan which is the top source for this kind of super bright yellow-green gemstone with tons of flash.
I cut and paired these gemstones because the colors remind me of the blues of the Caribbean Ocean and the fresh greens of island vegetation.
The gold work is simple yet elegant with a row of gold ball accents across the top. It is a small-to-mid-sized pendant that is approximately 3/8” wide and just over 1” tall (without the attachment bale). See photos with older silver U.S. dime for size/scale comparison.
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