Black Opal is a greenish type of opal with black mottling and gold flecks. Usually found in ancient hot springs, the gem is usually tumbled smooth and cut cabochon. The phrase in the North "Black as a black opal" means, effectively, not very black (or evil) at all, and is used to describe good-hearted rogues and similar individuals who would be embarrassed by praise. A typical specimen has a base value of 1000gp.
Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.
www.gemstonehouse2012.com Very Fine Mexican Jelly Fire Opal. Most fire opal deposits are in Mexico. They consist of silicon dioxide or silica spheres arranged in an orderly pattern with iron oxide dispersed throughout giving the fire opal its distinctive brilliant flame-like colors. The 3 most important attributes of the fire opal are body colors, transparency & play-of-color. The greater the play-of-color, the more precious the gemstone.