Oct 15, 2013
Picture of the Day: Sunset Fire Opal
SUNSET FIRE OPAL
Photograph by Jeff Schultz | gemstoneJEFF on Flickr
In this beautiful close up by gemstone hobbyist Jeff Schultz, we see a stunning Mexican fire opal. When illuminated just right, it looks like a sunset above the clouds.
According to Wikipedia, fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm body colors of yellow, orange, orange-yellow or red. The most popular source of fire opals is the state of Querétaro in Mexico; these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals.
If you enjoyed this ‘sunset’ gem, you’ll definitely want to check out this Opal Butte opal which looks like an underwater scene from the ocean!