Fire Opal (with color flash)

Gems, 0.18 ct, 4.98 mm x 3.99 mm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Some of the most well known Fire Opal in the world is from Mexico. These stones are among some of the biggest, brightest and most intense color Fire Opals from North America. There has been a surge in the price of fine quality Fire Opal from Mexico in the last few years, as the material seems to be more and more difficult to obtain, especially in such vivid stones like this one. This gem is a beautiful stone with GREAT "jelly" appearance and an "Oval Cabochon" cut. The Opal is essentially colorless, but actually shows a beautiful "Contra Luz" effect with flashes of blue, green, gold and red when the stone is rotated in the light. The prices being paid for the older material (which this stone is), are going through the roof recently. Please note that this gem was difficult to photograph, but looks better in person than the photos might indicate. A great little gem of this classic material.

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