Referred to as "quetza-litzle-pyo-llitli" by the Aztec gods, Fire Opal is distinguishable by rich body colors of red and orange, with some stones displaying a warm yellow glow. This particular variety of Opal can be found in several countries around the world, but the most prominent mines are located in the states of Jalisco and Queretaro, Mexico.
Precious Fire Opal displays vibrant 'play of color' that seemingly floats throughout the body of the stone.
The Contraluz variety is a special gem. Under low light conditions, the stone appears almost clear and sleepy.When natural sunight kisses this gem, it blossoms in a prism of color, it's a phenomenal observation.
The Canterra variety is a type of Opal in Matrix. Deposits of opal, with the majority having play of color, are cradled in ryolite.