Natural MEXICAN OPAL and GARNET, 925 Sterling Silver, Pendant w Silver Chain.
The radiant Intense Deep Red of this Mexican Fire Opal simply cannot be overlooked! You can also see intense red lava effect in this type of Opal and find some interesting particles under certain light conditions.
The free chain matches perfectly with the pendant. The chain is 925 Sterling Silver snake chain length 16 - 20 inches.
A gemstone for people with a positive approach to life, the fiery, warm glow of the Mexican Fire Opal beguiles jewel enthusiasts the world over. 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 and Garnet
Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5 on the Mohs scale
Locality: Queretaro, Mexico
Gemstone size: 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Pendant size: 3.5 x 1.7 cm
Metal: 925 Solid Sterling Silver
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.
The rarest, and thus the most highly esteemed, is the intense red-orange fire opal from Mexico with its strong play of colour. A higher value is placed on fine cabochons with the much loved typical play of colour of the opals than on good, faceted fire opals.
These gems, which glow from orange to red, are treasures which appeal most of all to active people with a positive approach to life. Their warm, fiery colour gives us vigour, fills us with the joys of life and opens our senses to the beauty of Nature. After all, fire opals are themselves a piece of Nature in its most beautiful form.