by Barbara Jacquin.
(South of France)
I knew there were beautiful opals in Peru and I set out to find some while on a vacation trip there.
Surprise! Not many opals to be had by tourists.
However, I did happen onto a market seller with a few pieces and I immediately fell in love with this lovely green rough piece, warts and all!
Back home in France I found a stone cutter who agreed to cut it into a usable cab.
As I watched the inches fall away while he worked on my lovely piece, the stone revealed its charms.
I think the end result is absolutely beautiful, thanks to Mother Nature!