Fire, Precious and Common Opal

January 26, 2011

Last Friday I received a box of Juniper Ridge Fire Opal from a friend at I always believed precious opal was fire opal because the bright flashy color in it is often referred to as the fire. You can imagine my surprise when

I opened the box and found pieces that were transparent amber and red in color.

juniper ridge fire opal

Juniper Ridge Fire Opal

The next day a trip to the Idaho Gem Club


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