How do you evaluate an opal — more specifically, a Mexican Fire Opal!?
Calling all HSN gem lovers and GIA certified hosts — how do I evaluate/examine/understand how to look at a Mexican Fire Opal? I’m a little baffled as I examine the TS I received yesterday, should it be clear? Should it have opaqueness more characteristic of other opal stones? Should I be able to look into the stone? I can certainly see it has rich color…not sure about the rest. Help!
Thanks all…still trying to form an opinion…ha!
I just did a search for evaluating mexican fire opal, and there’s a lot of information and pictures, including information from GIA. One page I read says the most valuable fire opals are transparent and red, often called cherry opal because of their bright, bold colors. They can range from transparent to translucent in appearance.
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02.26.16 5:01 AM