The Aztec Indians of Mexico were the first to encounter fire opals, formed in the depths of ancient volcanos. They were cherished in India, the Persian and Central American empires, and in Native American tribes, as symbols of deepest love.

Mexican Fire opals can come either with or without a play of color or fire. Iron content is what gives Mexican fire opals their orange color. With their sparkling vividness, they were believed to have originated in the waters of paradise.

Mexican Fire Opal has been prized since ancient times, as symbols of the deepest and strongest love. However, the tales and legends tied to fire opals remained relatively forgotten until 1835, when they were rediscovered in the highlands of Mexico. As of today, the Mexican fire opal is considered to be the country’s national stone.

Fire opal are believed to give its wearer confidence, energy, and joy. The stone’s fire is said to ignite their confidence and help them become less shy. It also encourages positivity and health within romantic relationships.

Opal is the birthstone for October.