Size: 5 x 4 cm
Beautiful hand carved dog from Mexican opal. These pieces take some time to make! Especially since this opal is very fragile. You can find some beautiful spots with “fire”in this carving. Defenitly unique and a musthave for opal collectors. You will receive the exact carving as shown in the pictures.
Origin and history.
Opal is a quartz variety that is often translucent and can contain almost all colors. There are different types of opals. Precious opal contains mother-of-pearl paintings and belongs to the most expensive type of opal. Water opal has a milky sheen and contains a lot of water. All other types of opal fall into the “common opal” category. This mexican fire opal falls into the precious opal category. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word úpala, which means jewel. Opal has been popular for centuries, but was the most favored by the Romans.
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