These are stunning! Light & luminous! Fire Opals are a translucent opal with warm colors ranging from yellow to orange to gold. Mexico has been the most popular source for these lovely gems for over 100 years! The deposits in this region produce significant amounts of transparent to translucent, shimmering orange to orange-red hues.
According to American Gem Trade Association, "Fire opal is mined in the Mexican states of Queretaro, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Michoacan, Julisio, Chihuahua and San Luis Potosi. The most significant deposits were discovered in Queretaro in 1835, and are still producing today. Small quantities of this gem can also be found in Oregon and British Columbia."
They represent luck, abundance, creativity and passion according to "Healing Crystals" Metaphysical directory. They inspire increased intuition and an openness towards inviting warmth, passion and love into your life. They are a perfect way to let someone know how much you care!
These beautiful semi-precious gemstones are paired with 6~prong, faceted, 925~Sterling Silver posts and matching ear nuts.
Gemstone Name (s)/ Species~ Mexican (Colheita) Fire Opal
Color~ Tangerine, translucent, sparkling orange
Carat Weight~ Approximately 1.97029 ctw (each) or 0.0139 ounces (each)
Origin~ Mined in Mexico, Cut in India
Stone Shape~ Oval
Gemstone Dimensions ~ 7.00mm x 5.00mm
Mohs~ 5.5 to 6.0 on the hardness and durability scale
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