Natural Orange-Red MEXICAN FIRE OPAL, 925 Solid Sterling Silver, Statement Pendant w Silver Chain!
The radiant orange and surreal of this Mexican Fire Opal simply cannot be overlooked! You can see intense orange, dark red with abstract white design effect in this type of Opal and find some interesting particles under certain light conditions.
Most opal stones are typically opaque and cut en cabochon, but fire opal can be transparent to translucent. The most popular fire opal shapes include traditional ovals, rounds, cushions and pears.
Born in the fire of Mexico's volcanoes, fire opal's natural bright orange is unmatched in the gem kingdom.
The more vivid and bright the orange hue, the more valuable the fire opal. Unlike most opal, fire opal is faceted and has brilliance as well as that bright day-glo orange color.
Opal is the October birthstone and the 14th anniversary gemstone.
Gemstone: Natural Mexican Fire Opal
Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs scale
Locality: Queretaro, Mexico
Gemstone size: 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.3cm
Pendant size: 3.4 x 1.8 cm (including bail)
Metal: 925 Solid Sterling Silver
The FREE chain matches perfectly with the pendant. The chain is 925 Sterling Silver 1.2mm snake chain, length 18-30 inches.
More About Mexican Fire Opal
Play of colour, body colour and transparency are the three criteria which determine the price of a fire opal. The more transparency and 'fire' it has, and the more intense the deep red of its body colour, the more valuable it will be.