Fire Opal is a translucent variety of Opal that exhibits warm body colors ranging from bright yellow to orange to gold. Some specimens of Fire Opal do not display color play and they are referred to as Jelly Opals. Opals are classy and luxurious gemstones that can be used to make stunning gemstone jewelry pieces including rings, pendants, and bracelets.
How much is Fire Opal worth? Pending
Allured for its vibrant, colorful, and fiery body hues, Fire Opal is highly cherished among gem collectors and jewelry designers. Generally, the Mexican Fire Opal price per carat is completely legitimate and ranges from INR 3500 ($ 47) to INR 5000 ($ 67). Australian Fire Opal price per carat ranges between INR 1500 ($ 20) to INR 7000 ($ 94), whereas Ethiopian Fire Opal price starts from INR 1000 ($ 13) and goes up to INR 3000 ($ 40). However, there are certain quality factors that influence the price of Fire Opal stone. Read along our detailed Price guide to know more about the quality factors.
Where is Fire Opal found?
Queretaro in Mexico is the most popular supplier of Fire Opals. The finest and best quality Fire Opal from Mexico are referred to as Mexican Fire Opal. Not all Fire Opals are similar. The common Fire Opals are either faceted or cut into cabochons depending on their quality, whereas the valuable and rare variety Fire Opals have a vivacious color play. Fire Opals, whether they exhibit color play or not, play their part of being the high-quality gemstone. Other gem-quality Fire Opals are also found in Honduras, Guatemala, the USA, Nevada, and Oregon. Keeping in mind the authenticity and origin, GemPundit offers the best quality Fire Opals for sale on our website.
How to evaluate the quality of Fire Opal?
Fire Opal gemstones are evaluated a little differently than other gemstones. The evaluation should be done under controlled lighting on a dark background. The steps of evaluating a Fire Opal are:
1. Determine the quality of Fire Opal’s play of colors
Fire Opal’s play of colors or iridescence effect is a pseudo chromatic optical effect resulting in bursts of colored light from certain minerals as they are converted into white light. Fire Opal’s internal structure allows it to diffract light which results in a brilliant play of colors. The particular colors seen in Opal’s fire depend on the size of the spheres and the angle of viewing. However, Fire Opal does not usually show any color play, but sometimes a stone will show bright green flashes. The Black Fire Opal gets its color from volcanic ash. Other varieties come with distinct body colors as White Fire Opal, Red Fire Opal, yellow, and Orange Fire Opal.
2. Determine Fire Opal’s transparency
Fire Opal is a translucent variety of Opal with warm body colors ranging from yellow to orange, red, and gold.
3. Determine Fire Opal’s clarity
Fire Opal is known to have fewer inclusions. Eye clean Fire Opal demands a high price in the market and it is the rare variety of Fire Opals. However, gemstones with fewer internal flaws are valued more than the gemstones that are heavily included. The Fire Opals that are reasonably clean to the naked eye and whose tone is as even possible is highly cherished by gem experts and jewelry designers.
4. Determine Fire Opal’s cut
Another important factor that influences Fire Opal value is cut and shape. It is usually cut in oval or round shape. Fire Opal is a very soft and delicate gemstone that requires extensive care and handling. So, gem cutters have to be very careful while cutting the gemstone.
Why choose GemPundit?
GemPundit aims to provide authentic and detailed knowledge about the quality factors that one should keep in mind while purchasing a gemstone. Our friendly and comprehensive Price Guide is specially designed for our valuable customers to choose the perfect gemstone according to their needs.
However, one must purchase original and certified gemstones from trusted sources. GemPundit being a leading provider of 100% natural precious, mid-precious, and semi-precious gemstones is a trusted source that provides an exclusive collection of unheated and untreated gemstones with an authentic Gem Lab Certification. All our gemstones are ethically and authentically sourced from well-known mines and come with a genuine gem lab certification.
We invite you to discover our exclusive collection of Fire Opal jewelry including Black Fire Opal ring, Mexican Fire Opal Ring, Australian Fire Opal ring, pendants, and bracelets. One can fully customize Demantoid Garnet stone jewelry from our Custom Jewelry section. You can share your design ideas with our team of skilled and professional CAD experts who will design your jewelry as per your requirements.
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