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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Mexican Opal

Fire opal consists of silicic acid with high water content. The color comes from fire traces of iron oxide. The cavities and crevices in the Mexican highlands have significant fire opal deposits amongst their many extinct volcanoes.

Chemical composition: 
SiO2nH2O
Color: 
Red, Orange; all rainbow colors
Lustre: 
Vitreous – also pearly or resinous
Hardness: 
6-6.5
Crystal system: 
Amorphous
Origin: 
Mexico
Healing properties*: 
A good gemstone to make feelings flow and resolve blockages; Mexican fire opals bestow courage, stamina and will power.
Folklore: 
In ancient times, fire opals were admired as symbols of a fervent love for someone. The Mayans and Aztecs used this gemstone in mosaics for ritualistic purposes.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.