With cloud formations in delicate pink, this unusually large Pink Opal Cabochon is a beautiful example of the material coming out of Peru. Found in Peru, this form of opal has no play of color, but is translucent with a gorgeous pink color. This cab is a one-of-a-kind gemmy treasure!
Pink Opal Designer Cut Cabochon 50.5 x 23.4 x 6mm 44.60 cts.
I cut this cab by hand and it's been polished to a high sheen both front and back with slightly rounded bottom edges for easy setting.
Pink Opal is a "common opal" which is also referred to as Pink Silica, although it does technically qualify as opal. Although it's opal, it is harder than other opals and therefore used in carvings. It is generally found layered within a chalky white matrix, which may be present in some of the cut stones creating a pattern effect with the matrix and other inclusions which may be present. To me, this often has the feel of a dawn sky with ribbons of clouds. I should give a nod here to The Gem Shop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, from which I've obtained most of the material I cut here and most of the information I have on it.
Jewelry Items Shipped USPS Priority Service with Insurance and Cabochons are Shipped USPS Priority for domestic orders (orders in the U.S.) and USPS First Class for everywhere else (insurance is not included for cabochons under $50). If you would like to receive your item with special shipping (such as one day service or registered, etc., please e-mail me before purchase and I will let you know the charges). Items are generally shipped out within 3 days of purchase, though I try to do it within 24 hours whenever possible.