Pink Opal - Peruvian Dream

Pink Treasure from the Andes of Peru.

 

Pink Opal was discovered around 1983. With this a gorgeous
opal was found south of Lima in the department of Arequipa in the copper mining district of Acari.

Since then it has enjoyed increasing popularity.


 

Small traces of organic compounds which are embedded in palygorskite (magnesium aluminum silicate), cause the subtle shades of pink in the opal: from pale pink (angelskin) to intensive dark pink.