fire opal


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fire opal

[′fīr ‚ō·pəl]
(mineralogy)
A translucent or transparent, orangy-yellow, brownish-orange, or red variety of opal that gives out fiery reflections in bright light and that may have a play of colors. Also known as pyrophane; sun opal.
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Lunari, as the name indicates is a collection inspired by the moon's timeless beauty where Hafner aptly reflects its mysterious allure in a blend of black gold, black diamonds, and flame coloured orange sapphires, rubies, amethyst cabochon, fire opal cabochon and citrine cabochon.
the light caught the fire opal on my hand so that it flashed once" (132).
The popular species, G chiloense, grows up to 2ft and good varieties include Mrs Bradshaw, which produces semi-double scarlet flowers from June to October and Fire Opal, with its orange-scarlet flowers.
Rubies, emeralds, sapphires, topaz, fire opal, garnet, tourmaline, labradorite, moonstone, and black star obsidian, are just a few of the stones available, all set in silver.
Xinxa: A fictional tribe of Indians from Guatemala that gave Lamont Cranston, otherwise known as pulp and movie hero The Shadow, a fire opal ring to assist him in fighting crime.
Inside it's mostly one grand space Like a fire opal half-hidden in the Sonoran Desert, this simple house doesn't reveal its flashes of color until you are inside and catch its sparkling variegations.
They represent the bulk of 'volcanic' opal, such as fire opal from Mexico (Fritsch et al., 2006) and material from Ethiopian deposits (Rondeau et al., 2010).
For instance, the yellows, oranges, and reds of "fire opal" are derived from iron oxides; the dark gray, blue, and black colors of "black opal" arise from manganese oxides and carbon.
Rubies, emeralds, sapphires, topaz, fire opal, garnet, tourmaline, labradorite, moonstone, and my own current favourite, black star obsidian, are just a few of the stones available, all set in silver.
Some of the more impressive stones include a 17 ct red fire opal from Turkey, a 131 ct black opal from Lightning Ridge and a 3.4 kg piece of rough from Virgin Valley, Nevada, USA, that was acquired from Ward's in the 1920s for US$20.
Milton's in County Road, is a large, brilliant cut, fire opal pendant, measuring a huge 5.
It was replaced by Moss' onyx, diamond and platinum bracelets by Neil Lane, Tina Fey's Victorian gold-pendant earrings by Fred Leighton, and Amy Poehler's rose-gold earrings with fire opals and rose-cut diamonds.