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June 21, 2019 Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth. Season 2 Episode 15
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No Viagra, get Fire Opal!
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Gem Junkies
No Viagra, get Fire Opal!
Jun 21, 2019 Season 2 Episode 15
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.

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

Show Notes

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