In March, I traveled to Baja Mexico with three friends. We drove to Todo Santos, a lovely art community on the Pacific Coast about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas. We visited a jewelry shop specializing in Mexican fire opals owned by Manuel Tamayo, the owner of one the best opal mines in Magdalena, Mexico.
As it turned out Manuel was visiting his store when we stopped by and I purchased a fabulous 8.3 carat opal. I’ve done business with Senor Tamayo at the Tucson Gem show over the past many years, but was unable to attend this year, so the chance meeting in Todo Santos was most welcome. I offer a remarkable collection of Mexican Fire Opals, most of them purchased from Senor Tamayo.