These are so stunning they really are amazing in hand. Brilliant with gleaming microfacets.
This is the best Fire Opal you will ever see in teardrop briolette form, I guarantee it!!
Since this is such an expensive stone I am listing in small batches.. if you would like maybe only two for earrings please convo me.
Please note that I am seeing “Fire Opal” on etsy that is very obviously to me, dyed Chalcedony-I don't blame the sellers as there are unscrupulous people at gem fairs that are simply not honest. I have been buying and using gemstones in my work for over 25 years. I guarantee all of my stones are genuine-always.
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You get the exact stones shown in pix 5. The rest of the pix are of the strands before I cut them.
This batch of stones in pix 5, range from 10 x 7mm to 7mm x 4mm.
Fire Opal was born in fire, in the ancient volcanoes of Mexico. Fire opal forms when water seeps into silica-rich lava, filling seams and hollows. Under heat and pressure, the silica forms a solid gel, trapping the remaining water within its structure. Small pebbles of fire opal are found embedded in lava flows.
Fire opal glows with the fire of the sun: hot yellows and oranges so bright they look as though they might glow in the dark.
Fire opals are unique in the lush world of the opals. They were already admired as symbols of the most fervent love in ancient times, in India and in the ancient Persian kingdom, and among the peoples of Central America and the American Indians. It was believed that a gem that bubbled over with vivacity to such an extent as the fire opal does, only have been created in the waters of paradise.
It is best to use it in earrings or necklaces as it is relatively soft (mohs scale is a 6 – but it really acts softer than this) Be especially careful with the points of marquise and almond pear shapes.
Fire opal, like all opal, has a high water content. As a result, it should be protected from heat and prolonged exposure to strong light, which could dry it out. Although dealers do cure Fire Opal before cutting to make sure that any instability can be eliminated, it’s always still best to error on the side of caution and take care when wire wrapping and treat these babies with the respect they deserve!
Please be sure to click on all pix to see enlarged photos of gemstones – I have shot both sides of these for your review..
STONES ARE VERY MAGNIFIED IN THESE PIX. THEY ARE SHOT EXTREMELY CLOSE FOR DETAIL.
Please be sure to check actual measurements I have provided for these stones.
GEMSTONE: Genuine AAA Gem Grade Fire Opal
SHAPE : microfaceted teardrop
WEIGHT : 10ct total
SIZE : from 10 x 7mm to 7mm x 4mm
QUANTITY : 7 gemstones
COLOR : heart stopping yellows and oranges
CLARITY : Brilliantly Clean
TREATMENT : None except curing before cutting to help stability
CLEAN No Or Very, Very Few Inclusions
VS Very High Quality, Very Clean
TRANSPARENT Highly Included
SI Good Quality, Some Slight Inclusions
I1-I2 Good Quality, Some Inclusion
OPAQUE\/TRANSLUCENT Highly Included, Translucent
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