Gem Junkies

No Viagra, get Fire Opal!

June 21, 2019 Season 2 Episode 15
Gem Junkies
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.
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