Oval shaped semi precious gemstone Mexican Fire Opal with rainbow fire flash cabochon 18 mm by 12 mm by 8 mm thick.
Fire Opal is the name used for opal that is colored, not a name given because of a rainbow phenomenon. In fact, this gemstone material may not have the rainbow flash, but it is a lovely color usually ranging from yellow, to orange, to red.
The color of these gemstone cabochons comes from the presence of iron.
Fire Opal is mined in the Mexican states of Queretaro, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Michoacan, Julisio, Chihuahua and San Luis Potosi.
Today, the Fire Opal is regarded as the national gemstone of Mexico.
Metaphysical Properties: It is said Fire Opal assist one in overcoming shyness and can help make you feel more optimistic, socially outgoing, and confident.