Fire opal

fire opal

Gemstone Info

Gemstone Description

Fire opal

Fire opal meaning. We make custom jewelry with cut or raw fire opal stone set as earrings, rings, necklace, bracelet or pendant.

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Fire opal is a transparent to translucent opal, with warm body colors of yellow to orange to red. Although it does not usually show any play of color, occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source is the state of Querétaro in Mexico, these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals. Raw fire opals that do not show play of color are sometimes referred to as jelly opals. Mexican opals are sometimes cut in their rhyolitic host material if it is hard enough to allow cutting and polishing. This type of Mexican opal is referred to as a Cantera opal. Also, a type of opal from Mexico, referred to as Mexican water opal, is a colorless opal which exhibits either a bluish or golden internal sheen.

Girasol opal

Girasol opal is a term sometimes mistakenly and improperly used to refer to raw fire opal stone, as well as a type of transparent to semitransparent type milky quartz from Madagascar which displays an asterism, or star effect, when cut properly. However, the true girasol opal is a type of hyalite opal that exhibits a bluish glow or sheen that follows the light source around. It is not a play of color as seen in precious opal, but rather an effect from microscopic inclusions. It is also sometimes referred to as water opal, too, when it is from Mexico. The two most notable locations of this type of opal are Oregon and Mexico.

Peruvian opal

Peruvian opal also called blue opal is a semi-opaque to opaque blue-green stone found in Peru, which is often cut to include the matrix in the more opaque stones. It does not display play of color. Blue opal also comes from Oregon in the Owyhee region, as well as from Nevada around the Virgin Valley, USA.

Fire opal meaning

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
Fire opal is a gemstone that has a meaning and properties of bringing out the owner’s personality. Just as the name shows, this gemstone symbolizes “flame” and it has very powerful energy. You may use your power efficiently by burning your energy. It is good to use when you want to realize your dream or goal.

Fire Opal, from Mexico

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We make custom jewelry with cut or raw fire opal stone set as earrings, rings, necklace, bracelet or pendant.

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