|Created||September 14, 2021|
The beautiful stones you see before you were recently uncovered atop an ancient seabed, stuck in sandstone.
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WHAT GEMS AM I BUYING AND WHAT IS A MEXICAN FIRE OPAL AGAIN!?!
-Beautiful Mexican Fire Opals
-In the rough (loose)
-According to the American Gem Society (AGS), Mexican Fire Opals have various "unusual" characteristics not shared by other opals.
Opal is typically opaque and is cut en cabochon. Fire opal is the only kind of opal that can be transparent to translucent, and you will often find the higher-grade fire opal cut in facets. The only species hard and durable enough to be cut. Make no mistake, Mexican Fire Opal is amorphous hydrated silicon dioxide.
"Amorphous" indicates that opal has no crystalline structure; "hydrated" means that it contains water, typically from 3 to 10%. Opal is actually considered to be a kind of hardened jelly (none that I would eat!).
ROMANCE, HISTORY & LORE:
True to its name, this gemstone was borne from fire.
Formed in the depths of ancient volcanoes, fire opal is created when water seeps into silica-rich lava, filling its seams and hollows. Under this incredible heat and pressure, the lava traps water within itself, forming these magical, sun-bright droplets. The fire opal was prized by Mayan and Aztec peoples, who called it “quetzalitzlipyollitli” or, “the stone of the bird of paradise.”
Fire opal has long been regarded as giving its wearer confidence, energy, and joy.
ALWAYS LOCALLY/RESPECTFULLY SOURCED:
All of our gemstones and petrified wood/palm tree have been mindfully exacted from Houston, TX. Maintaining healthy ecosystems has never stood in the way of our next adventure.
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