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Fire opal is one of the gems that better represents Mexico and its major mines are in the state of Querétaro.
Fire Opal . Also known as flaming , this variety is the most transparent of all hard and low hydration. Characteristics of banks opalíferos Mexico , its composition includes abundant iron particles , mineral that gives it a distinctive reddish hue. Its on color, which can range from crimson red to amber yellow, in some specimens have very strong iridescent streaks, which when combined with other greenish due to the copper particles , simulating real flames , hence the nickname flaming . Coupled with these aesthetic characteristics, hardness and transparency of opals was -go allows it to cut into facets that further enhance its beauty and make it suitable for fine jewelry.
In the case of Mexico , the extraction and use of opals destined for jewelry was common since pre-Hispanic times . Among the wealthy inhabitants of the old Anahuac tequetzalitzil gem was like , a word translated from Nahuatl poetic and symbolic , means something like flint hummingbird feathers . While silver, gold and cochineal were major Mexican wealth exploited in Cologne, finding opalíferos deposits in mining areas , was never despised in Europe.
The Mexican fire opal is distinguished by its hardness and transparency , typical of a high concentration of silica opal can reach , unlike the Noble Australian opal, containing more water than silica and is more opaque and soft. These , unique among the world’s opals , gross features allows polished gems can then be carved or cut into precious facets that enhance his fiery brilliance and value. The virtuosity of the lapidary and Mexican silversmiths , particularly of Queretaro and more specifically the San Juan River , undoubtedly represents an added value to our fingertips.