Origin: Magdalena, Jalisco, Mexico
Description: Mexican fire opal is very light in weight and has a very luscious red colour. the spectrum does span from colourless to yellows oranges and reds. Some have play of colour where we say it is "firing", which is a verb. the verb for the colour flashes is different than the noun of "fire opal"- which describes the base colour of the opal as reds and oranges.
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Grade: Semi Precious
Appearance: Transparent/ Translucent
Inclusions: Some cracks and mix between translucent and transparent, but we have tried to isolate the transparent ones with at least one good large clean spot for a larger faceted stone to be cut from it.
Cost per Gram: $10.00
Size approximately 1 pc: 3.5cm x 4cm x 1.5cm
Weight approximately 1 pc: 30g
Rough is rough. We do our best to grade and describe pieces in the lot, but ultimately, they all differ.