This strand of Quality Mexican Fire Opal Briolettes beads has:
Quantity: Seventy eight 78+ beads (7.5″ long)
Shape: Faceted tear drop briolette shape
Size: 4x6mm up to 4x8mm
Quality: I’m going to have to call these Quality Mexican Fire Opal Briolettes at least an AA grade. I examined every single bead on this strand and I really thought I saw fire in a number of these, but it is subtle (you can see some in the images). That being said – these are incredible beads. I must have some unrequited love for Mexican Fire Opal, because I just absolutely LOVE it. There are no crystal clear beads on the strand, the light ones are a warm clear color, and the oranges are deep & firey. If I could figure out what to do with them, I’d never sell them. But since I don’t have that ‘jewelry design’ gene – I will have to let them go to one of you!
Although I usually have all the stones shown in the image, the stones in this image are one of three strands available.
So I’ve read that Opals are the stone of hope, are the most powerful of healing stones, and best of all, amplify positive emotions. (so what I’m getting here is that Opal rocks!) Regardless, opal is a very delicate stone and should be treated gently to avoid cracking & breaking these lovely rich stones.