Mexican Fire Opal Earrings. Dangle Sylte in Sterling Silver. 8x6mm Gems, ~2.5+ carats. Set in Sterling Silver. Excellent Color. This gem is found almost exclusively in Mexico, and is found in clusters of orange crystals. Great gift for graduates, wifes, lovers, or for any occasions, e.g Fall, Autumnal Equinox.etc.
GemVAL rates this gem as GIA Color 017 - medium orangey Red; very slightly brownish, and valued at $141.00 per carat plus labor and setting costs. The retail on this ring is $281.00. We are placing this item on an introductory sale price of more than 50% off at $99.00
Opal Mysticism and Lore:
Opal contains the colors and qualities of literally every other stone. It is thought to enhance psychic powers. Opals are worn during astral projection in order to protect the wearer and to facilitate the process. Opal is also believed to assist in recalling past incarnations: the opal is held in the hand, gazed at, with one’s attention moving from color to color until a psychic state is achieved and the wearer can use their mind to go into the past life. In the past opals were used to create invisibility by wrapping the stone in a fresh bay leaf and carrying it with the one who desired invisibility. Also thought to be the ideal gem to promote astral projection.
NOTE: Although beautiful, opal exhibits less hardness than many other gems. It has a Mohs hardness rating of 6, as compared to sapphire (9), topaz (8), and amethyst (7). As such, care must be taken when it is in a ring setting rather than a setting such as earrings. It is not recommended for daily ring wear given its lack of high hardness, making it prone to chip if hit by something harder (e.g. metals like steel, and even some glass). Dinner ring/cocktail ring occasional use is recommended. We have offered this ring setting of opal due to demand we have experienced. Just be careful when wearing it; don't remodel your kitchen with opal on your finger ! :) In fact, don't wash dishes with the opal ring on your finger as opal behaves like a 'living gem,' that can absorb liquids in which it is immersed, causing color deterioration. I would'nt go swimming while wearing opal, in salt or chlorinated water either.
All of our stones and jewelry are based upon the GEMVal monthly gem value ratings (www.gemval.com) so the buyer can rest assured that they are getting a fair price based on color, cut and gem availability world wide. All of our gems, both rough and cut, have been certified to our company as natural and of the nature as described. And, we perform a number of tests on both rough and cut gems we obtain in order to confirm their specs (e.g RI, spectroscopy,thermal conductivity testing) to the best of our ability. We are a family owned business located in Knoxville, Tn, home of JewelryTV, but we have worldwide connections for obtaining the highest quality rough and cut gems for our clients, including East Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Columbia, Cambodia, China, India, and Afganistan. See our website at www.adventuregems.biz for more info.
Fire Opal Lore and Mysticism:
As indicated above, fire opals are used in drawing money and enhancing business. If placed or carried beside green burning candles, it is believed that they can enhance visualization. It is believed, that those who own businesses, can place a fire opal within their building, after empowering it, to draw more customers or clients.
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Estimated shipping times
North America : 1 - 4 business days
Europe : 2 - 4 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 4 weeks
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