Opal Origin

The name comes from the “upala” sacrito which means precious stone and according to historical data, the opals from Mexico were used by the Aztec people for elaborating ornamental and ceremonial articles between the years 1200 and 1519. Knew to the opal with the name vitzitziltecpal or “stone Hummingbird”, referring to the resemblance of the iridescence of the gem with the plumage of the bird. One of the opals used by the Aztecs known worldwide with the name of the Aztec Sun God, is that it was found in a temple in the 16th century, and later formed part of the collection of gems of Hope. In 1881 it was sold to the Museum of Natural history in Chicago, to form part of the collection of gems Tiffany.

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