Collection: Fire Opal

Fire opal is a magnificent gem that is currently only found in 1 location in the entire world: Mexico.  Fire opal ranges in color from orange to red, and can be with or without play-of-color.


Famous Fire Opal:

The Fire Queen is a famous opal with an unusual history attached to it.  Originally named The Dunstan Stone after its finder, Charlie Dunstan, this opal weighed over 900 carats and was deemed "too beautiful for words".  At the time, Dunstan wound up selling the opal for a mere £100.  After losing two more stones of value, Dunstan was found dead as a result of suicide, in 1910.  In 1928, after changing hands several times, the opal wound up in the Chicago Museum.  In the 1940s, J.D. Rockefeller purchased the opal for £75,000, adding it to his personal collection.