When most people think of the opal they think of the white opal; the milky stone with flashes of color that come shining through.

However, there are some dynamic colored opals that really pack a color punch.  One of those dynamos is the Mexican fire opal.  The reddish orange color that’s displayed is a showstopper.  It is also one of the few opal types that are sometimes faceted.

I’m always on the lookout for interesting stones, and the Mexican fire opal surely fits into the interesting category.

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