Fire Opal Gemstones

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Gemstone Information
Fire Opal
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Unique and mysterious, fire opals are appropriately named for their fiery cherries, sunburst yellows and deep tangerines. Unlike many other opals, fire opal may not display play of color, and specimens that do are highly valuable. Mexico is one of today's primary fire opal sources, where this fiery gem has been treasured since the time of the Aztecs, who called it "gem of the bird of paradise" in their native language.

Loose Fire Opal Stones


Turn up the heat with JTV's collection of loose fire opal gemstones! Fire opal ranges from completely transparent to translucent in appearance and comes in a varity of red, orange, and yellow shades, just like fire. This unique gemstone was born in fire in the ancient volcanoes of Mexico where small pebbles of fire opal are found embedded in lava flows. Use fire opal to add some spice to any accessories you are crafting and you will be sure to make a statement however you choose to adorn this ancient gemstone.



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