Saturday, January 26, 2013

About Glass Fire Opals

Glass fire opals are some of the most beautiful man-made stones I know of.  Also known as Harlequin glass art, they were first made in the early 1900's and are known for their fiery  play of colors.  Glass fire opals are handmade and no two are exactly alike.  They are made by adding metals to molten glass.  

The most well known color is a deep ruby red often referred to as "Dragon's Breath."  The name originated because of the fiery flashes of blue and purple seen from within the glass - giving the illusion of a "dragon's breath."  

Other popular colors include pink, amethyst and topaz.  Here are some examples of different color stones:

Dragon's Breath Glass Fire Opal

Topaz Glass Fire Opal

Pink Glass Fire Opal

You can find my Fire Opal Collection in my Etsy shop. 

Dragon's Breath Fire Opal Earrings

Victorian Pink Fire Opal Necklace

Amethyst Glass Fire Opal Necklace

Pink Fire Opal Necklace in Antique Brass

Victorian Pink Fire Opal Earrings

Dragon's Breath Fire Opal Necklace

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