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Fire Opal


About fire opal:

Fire opal is a colourful and most precious gemstone from the opal family. It exhibits a characteristic of play-of-colour which means it displays spectral colours under a light. Mexico is the main source of fire opal for nearly hundred years. Other sources are Australia, Brazil and United States. It serves as the birthstone of October.

Nature and colour of fire opal:

Fire opal has a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5 in the moh’s scale. The name fire opal describes the fiery colours in the gems body.  Its colour varies from bright orange to orange red, yellow and green. Fire opal can be cut in different ways, some as cabochons and some as faceted stone. The main characteristic of fire opal is the fiery hue of yellow, orange and red that serves as the background of the gemstone.

Healing properties of fire opal:

Fire opal helps to promote positive relationship and a healthy sexuality and also helps in overcoming fertility issues.  It has a cleansing property which eliminates the negative energies and brings back the positive energies.

Taking care of fire opal:

Fire opal should be cared the most as it has a low hardness value while the house hold dust is 7 to 7.5  as it can scratch your gemstone.  Opal gemstones or opal jewellery should never be cleaned by mechanical cleaning systems such as ultrasonic, steam or boiling. It must be cleaned only by warm water with mild soap and a soft brush.

Conclusion:

Fire opal is a very attractive gemstone and it is very popular and desirable due to its play of colour and its beauty.  It fits best in jewellery such as earrings, brooches, and pendants. So it is the best choice if you want to make your life beautiful and colourful.

 

 



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