Cantera Opal Skull
Cantera Opal Skull Carvings
known also as fire opal
Natural opal in its rhyolite matrix
Carved crystals are individual works of art and will also bear the marks of their lapidary artisans, please appreciate the unique details of items made by hand.
Fire Opal is named after its vivid orange color. It does not usually opalesce, but it is sometimes clear enough to make into faceted gems, and these can be strikingly beautiful. The most significant sources of Fire Opal are in Mexico, but deposits have also been found in Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Turkey, Australia and the United States.
This rough for this Cantera Opal Skull was collected and carved by artisans in Mexico. It is a flat backed cabochon and would be great as jewelry element.