No Viagra, Just Get Fire Opal!!

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By Gem Junkies, Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan, and Brecken Farnsworth.. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Mexican Fire Opal is what is up for the week! Yes, Jonathan and Brecken covered opal in 2 prior podcast episodes but thought it would be best to go into a little more detail about this mystical stone. From Aztec lore to the very core of how this opal is formed. [Warning: we experience some technical difficulties in the middle of the recording so we apologize for the intermittent sound quality.] 00:24:00 Gemma and a little story time 03:05:00 Mexican Fire Opal introduction 03:47:00 Mexican Fire Opal 04:33:00 Aztec name for Opal 06:19:00 Where it is found 07:18:00 How is it formed? 07:41:00 Hardness 07:55:00 How is it formed (continued) 09:18:00 It almost appears to glow 09:51:00 Fire Opal/Mexican Fire opal mix-up 11:23:00 Play of color 11:52:00 Base colors of Fire Opal 12:58:50 Transparency 13:29:00 Faceted Fire Opal 14:34:00 Needles 15:19:00 Water content in opal 16:58:50 Amorphous crystal structure 18:54:00 Leopard Opal 19:58:50 Mystical properties

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