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Maintaining that deep reddish-orange color, the Fire Opal also has high transparency and a color play that makes it the most valuable and rarest in the world among Opals. With such an eye widening radiance, the Fire Opal and its warm glow makes it a favorite amongst jewel enthusiast. Unique in the world of opals, symbolizing love during ancient times, they are most commonly found Mexico.
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Fire Opal

Product ID: 1729
Carat Weight: 6.38
Color: Reddish Orange
$445.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 4354
Carat Weight: 1.81
Color: Intense Red
$450.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 3914
Carat Weight: 2.65
Color: Intense Orange
$460.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 3919
Carat Weight: 2.71
Color: Intense Orange
$470.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 3435
Carat Weight: 2.42
Color: Intense Orange
$480.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 2668
Carat Weight: 3.42
Color: Intense Orange
$510.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 2596
Carat Weight: 4.27
Color: Orange
$530.00

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Fire Opal

Product ID: 3325
Carat Weight: 3.14
Color: Intense Orange
$545.00

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The gemstone fire opal is a rare type of opal that can be found mainly in Mexico. There are two different varieties of fire opal. The first type of fire opal is a red, orange or yellow and has translucent features and a minimal amount of color play. The second type of fire opal is a brownish color and has similar play or color as the precious opal. The color range of the fire opal gemstone can be anywhere from a reddish brown, to an orange yellowish shade. The most favored fire opal stones are those with a burnt autumn red-orange color. Opal represents the birthstone for those born in the month of October, and are considered to be very delicate stones.

The price of fire opal is determined by a number of different factors including the stone's transparency, and color, as well as the play of color the stone features. These types of gemstones are soft and therefore, susceptible to easy scratching as well as fading and cracking. The fire opal is rated between a 5.5 and a 6 on the Mohs scale for stone hardness, which is considered to be soft. These types of stones also have an aversion to extremely dry atmospheres. If they do not have enough water content, they will begin to dry and possible fade or crack.

Fire opal can range in transparency between showing a slight cloudy appearance to being transparent or even translucent. Stones that show a more transparent or translucent clarity are considered to be of a higher grade versus those with a cloudy appearance. Fire opals are mainly found and mined in Mexico, which is known for having the finest quality of opals available. They can also be found in Brazil, Guatemala, across the United States as well as Australia.

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