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3.9ct Mexican fire opal ring

OTL

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I am loving this fire opal ring lately. Center mexican fire opal is 3.9ct, set in platinum. It's a really heavy ring, but pretty comfy. Definitely the best fire opal cabochon I have seen. Fire opal is very stable and should value more IMHO. It's not easy to find good cabochon with such color play and brightness. Body color is also a neon orange, so even without going outside I can still enjoy the neon orange color under no direct light. Besides, the color play is so good even with diffused daylight it plays very well :D

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acaw2015

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Wow! What a nice stone, amazing "fire", looks like it is lit from within. Love the setting too! :appl:
 

dk168

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Lovely stone and ring, thanks for sharing!

DK :love:
 

lovedogs

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I adore this ring! Lovely color play, and looks great on your hand!
 

Acinom

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What a beautiful stone. I have never seen anything like it.
Thanks for sharing :wavey:
 

theredspinel

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Gorgeous! Ack now I want 1 :cry:
 

digdeep

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THAT is a very special fire opal! Congrat's on a beautiful ring!
 

mochiko42

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My goodness, that's gorgeous!! It looks like a whole galaxy swirling inside the opal! :love:
 

derbygal

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This is just fabulous. I've been looking at some vintage fire opal rings recently online. Uh, none looked like this! :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

missy

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Oh it is simply gorgeous. That fiery orange color is TDF. :love: The size is amazing and the setting is beautiful. :love:
I can see why it makes your heart sing OTL. May it continue to do so for all time. :appl:
 

elle_71125

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That color is absolutely gorgeous! :love:
I can only imagine that this ring is even more stunning in person. Love it!
 

Sphene

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wow I have never seen a Mexican perform like that its normally Ethiopian that dances like a rainbow lucky you
 

T L

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Sphene|1458994037|4011267 said:
wow I have never seen a Mexican perform like that its normally Ethiopian that dances like a rainbow lucky you

I have, but only in a museum piece. It's very rare to find such a saturated Mexican Fire Opal with such amazing color play. You can usually find them very saturated, but with little to no color play.
 

Lovinggems

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The ring is beautiful and such a vibrant orange! I think your whole collection is gorgeous. :appl:
 

sapphirecats

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Super gorgeous ring! I love it!
 

kenny

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Wow!

I love it! :love:
 

OTL

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GregS, thank you, I love it too!
aca, it does look pretty firery isn't it? Now I get why it is called fire opal :)
ricezo, thank you, I am glad you like the color play.
dk168,thanks for the nice comments.
lovedogs, I thought so too :) I like it on my hand
jordyonbass, thank you!
Acinom, thanks! It means a lot you like it.
theredspinel, thanks,and I am sure someday you will find one.
digdeep, thank you! I'm loving this special opal.
maccers, indeed it's like an orange bomb.
mochiko42,thanks,now you made it even more attractive :)
derbygal, yes, it's very hard to find one with enough color play and body color.
missy, thank you! Orange isn't my thing, but this one has the color that no fanta garnet can replace
elle 71125, I wish I can post a video here, opal really needs to move to show beauty
TL, like you said, very hard to find indeed. Especially if you want it to be a good cabochon not a freeform
Sphene, thanks, the best part is that I don't need to soak it in water right? :)
lovinggems, thank you! I am very happy to own it :)
sapphirecats, thanks! Glad you enjoy it.
kenny, thanks! Glad you enjoy it.
 

briolette

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I have the opal bug now (just purchased an Australian jelly opal) and was searching for "Mexican Fire Opal" and came across this thread. OMG, what a beautiful ring! The play of color against the orange is gorgeous. Where did you purchase this ring?
 

LD

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So beautiful. It looks like lava.
 
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