Fire opal refers to the variety of transparent red, orange or orangy-red opal usually lacking play-of-color. Fire opal is cut en cabochon as well as faceted. The source for this gem material is Mexico, hence the name.
|Color:||Red, Orange, Orangy-Red|
|Similar Stones:||Opal can be confused with glasses and some plastics. Redish-brown Chalcedony for its color.|
|Treatments:||Fracture Filling, Synthetics.|
|Country of Origin:||Mexico, Brazil|
|Warm Soapy Water:||Safe|
|Heat Sensitivity:||May crack|