"Fire Opal" is a term used for colorful, transparent to translucent opal with a background color that is a fire-like hue of yellow to orange to red. It might or might not exhibit "play-of-color" (the typical flashes of spectral colors that can be seen when a precious opal is turned under a source of light).
Fire Opal Color-The color range of fire opal can be quite wide, and some pieces display several colors in a single stone. The colors range from yellow to orange and from brown to red. The best stones usually show a vivid burnt red-orange combination. The brilliant sunny yellows are highly regarded, but the more saturated orange and orange-red stones are especially valuable. Brazil produces a golden variety of fire opal that resembles hessonite garnet or hyacinth zircon.
The most important locations of Fire Opal in the world are found in México. Fire Opal are something unique in the splendid world of Opals. Even in ancient times, in India and the Persian empire, in the empires of Central America and in Native American tribes they were cherished as symbols of deepest love. Such gemstones sparkling with utmost vividness like Fire Opals were believed to have originated in the waters of paradise. Mayas and Aztecs loved it for jewellery and used it also for mosaics and religious cults. It was named “Quetzalitzlipyollitli“, which means“ Stone of the Bird of Paradise“.
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