Featured Vintage Mexican Pendant-Type of stone?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Alesia42, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

    Hi!...I'm always Thrifting it seems...I'd rather find a great piece of jewelry thrifting than to buy it from a jewelry store...it's so much more fun making a discovery.....but this is a cabuchon shaped pendant in sterling silver from Mexico.....the pictures don't do it justice....without the flash there is a bluish color that shows up moving in different areas across the dome..... so I'm not sure if this is a natural stone or glass....now I have watched a few videos on Opals and they always state that valuable gems or stones are never put in silver....then I found out that that wasn't always true, that in the past valuable stones have been set in silver.....so not being a expert...its a little confusing....I paid very little for it...and I bought it because it was vintage silver, and pretty......If someone knows what type of stone this is....your input will be greatly appreciated rsz_opal_ring_white_background_009.jpg rsz_opal_ring_white_background_016.jpg rsz_opal_ring_white_background_004.jpg rsz_opal_ring_white_background_005.jpg rsz_opal_ring_white_background_013.jpg
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  2. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    My vote is for glass.
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  3. Pattywithay

    Pattywithay Well-Known Member

    Glass faux opal. It looks like it has a bit of blue flash like dragon’s breath. Pretty!
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  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Dragon's breath opal glass. Yeppers! I'd haul that home ASAP.
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  5. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

  6. Joan

    Joan Well-Known Member

    Looks like what is called a Mexican glass fire opal or foiled glass fire opal. Here's an example of a Mexican sterling silver ring with a glass fire opal that sold on ebay. Your pendant also looks similar to some natural Mexican fire opals (many examples can be found on Google images). If you can see pieces of colored foil in your stone, then it's glass.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2021
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  7. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Post 1979. Nice piece.
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  8. Alesia42

    Alesia42 Active Member

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  9. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Yep, me too.
    Beautiful piece. This glass is a work of art :)
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