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Burton's Gems and Opals

1.69ct Mexican Fire Agate, Red Cosmic Swirl

1.69ct Mexican Fire Agate, Red Cosmic Swirl

Regular price $360.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $360.00 USD
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Loose Gem Grade Fire Agate

 Tiny, but very much mighty, this 1.69 carat Mexican fire agate has an alluring pattern of swirling iridescent red, yellow, green, and purple colors that are reminiscent of a cosmic scene.  The red color is particularly well-saturated and can be noticed from a distance that might come to one's surprise given the stone's small size.  Upon closer inspection, one notices the additional colors spiraling around the sides of the round cabochon.


Our recommended uses for this particular fire agate would be setting it into a daintier style lady's ring, a men's pinkie ring, or a multi-stone ring.  While the stone's price-point might traditionally call for a more modestly priced sterling silver setting, the piece is unique enough to warrant a larger investment if gold is preferred.

Stone Variety Fire Agate, natural
Weight (carats)
Weight (grams) 0.34g
Dimensions (millimeters) 7.61mm x 7.81mm x 3.94mm
Dimensions (inches) 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.2"
Origin Calvillo, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Shape round cabochon
Iridescence Color red with green/yellow overtones and purple/blue/green banding
Treatments / Enhancements none
Mohs Hardness 6 to 7
Suggested Purpose Ring
SKU Number #FA20


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About Fire Agate

Fire agate is an unlikely volcanic combination of several minerals that find themselves encapsulated in agate, a variety of quartz.  Higher grade stones are iridescent and glow similar to opal, changing vivid colors when held at different angles.  It has become increasingly difficult to find quality gem grade material on the market; the Slaughter Mountain deposit, known for producing some of the world's finest rough, sits within the San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona.  Outsiders are charged hefty fees to mine with most excursions being fruitless.  Specialists in the field insist what little high grade material is left on the market today is actually older material mined in the 1970's.  This is also believed to be the case of material from the high quality Deer Creek (also Arizona) and Mexico deposits, as well.

While fire agate is not technically a variety of common agate, there are advantages to its close relationship.  Ranking a reasonable 6 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, the stone is safe to be worn daily; where the material truly shines (figuratively speaking) is its superior toughness.  Fire agate makes the perfect ring for one who works with their hands and wants a piece of jewelry they can wear all the time.  It can be used safely in both engagement rings and men's rings, as well as make a far more durable alternative to opal.  Fire agate jewelry and stones can be cleaned with jewelry cleaner, ultrasonic cleaners, and steam cleaners. If none of these options are available, soap and warm water is never dangerous.

Shipping, Handling, & Inventory

Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.

While we work hard to present our online customers with accurate inventory availability, we reserve the right to cancel and refund a sale if the item is sold somewhere else first.

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