(Pendant measures approximately 2.15" x 0.95" including bail)
Owyhee Blue Opal
Best used for:
Balance and harmony
Fresh new opportunities and good fortune
Deep wisdom and seeing beyond the physical realm
From Hawaiʻi to Oregon
When Captain James Cook “discovered” what he named the “Sandwich Islands” it is said he found the islands inhabited by people who he believed called themselves (what he heard as, probably due to miscommunication and misunderstanding) “Owyhee”. Owyhee was, in fact, the island of Hawaiʻi. However, British and American traders continued to refer to the Native Hawaiians as “Owyhees”. A number of Hawaiians sailed on the Columbia where they joined trapping expeditions or worked at some of the fur trade posts in the Pacific Northwest. During an expedition of Canadian fur traders in the winter of 1819-1820, three “Owyhees” set out to hunt on their own only to be killed in conflict by a group of Native Americans of the area. The river flowing from Nevada through Idaho to Oregon, where the incident occurred, became known as the Owyhee River, named in their honor. This is also where this opal is found.
The primary location where Owyhee Blue Opal is found is: Oregon
Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5
Suggested Cleansing Methods: Moonlight, Sage Smudge / Incense, Sunlight
Caution: Excess water exposure may cause the structure of the stone to break down over time. Use nothing abrasive, stone will scratch. Avoid extreme temperature changes. Do not use ultrasonic cleaners— will damage stone.
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