This is really as nice a purple as you can find for the price online and at shows. Agua Neuva Agate from Mexico is often light purple to red and white. All of my Agua Neuva Agate came from the Rockshop who mines it and was hand selected for these purples. I am low on rough but really enjoy cutting this grade. Polished on both sides and easy girdle/bezel for simple setting.
Visit my Sold cabochon Gallery to see past opals I have cut. You will find other examples of materials, shapes, sizes, colors, and in general see my work there. Some stones date back over 15 years in there. I don’t show everything I cut, just the ones I really liked over the years. Please let me know if you have any questions about those materials.
Its also important to visit your local rockclub if you have one near by. Its a
great place to start if you are new to gems and minerals. Thank you.