Freeform "diamond" shaped orange semi precious gemstone Mexican Fire Opal with fire flash designer cabochon 18 mm by 19 mm point to point and 7 mm thick.
It has a small rough pit on one edge-visible in the last picture.
Fire Opal is the name used for opal that is colored. It is not a name given because of a rainbow phenomenon.
The gemstone cabochon may or 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. It can help make you feel more optimistic, socially outgoing, and confident.