Show off your style with this handmade, copper-wrapped Mexican Fire Opal Necklace, featuring beautiful, semi-precious stones. The copper wrapping adds a touch of rustic beauty. Enjoy this unique statement piece for a lifetime.
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Mexican fire opal is a type of precious opal found in Mexico, mainly in the state of Querétaro. It is called "fire" opal because of its bright, fiery colors, which can range from yellow, orange, and red to green and blue. Mexican fire opals are often referred to as the national gemstone of Mexico.
Unlike other opals, which have a milky or pearly appearance, Mexican fire opals are transparent or translucent. This allows light to penetrate the stone and create a vibrant play of colors. Mexican fire opals are formed as a result of volcanic activity. They are found in cavities and cracks in the volcanic rock and can be mined from both underground and open pit mines.
The largest known Mexican fire opal weighed over 2,000 carats and was discovered in the state of Querétaro in 2008. Mexican fire opals are believed to have healing properties. They are said to help with digestion, promote healthy skin, and reduce stress and anxiety.
The most valuable Mexican fire opals are those with a bright red or orange color. These stones are highly prized by collectors and can be quite expensive. Mexican fire opals are often used in jewelry making. They are frequently cut into cabochons, which are smooth, rounded stones that are perfect for setting in rings, necklaces, and earrings.
Mexican fire opals are also used in decorative art, such as mosaics and sculptures. They are highly sought after for their unique color and transparency and can add a touch of natural beauty to any piece of art.