Here is a gorgeous example of natural agate. Much of what is on the market today has been dyed to enhance the appearance of the minerals banding. Here we see beautiful hues of orange, grey, and blue!
Size: 4.9 x 4.2 x 0.5 in.
Weight: 11.2 oz
Agate is a combination of chalcedony and quartz. It is easily recognizable by its multitude of colors and banding. Some of the most common formations of agates occur in geodes. These are cavities of gas that are eventually filled with fluids high in silica, allowing the formation of agate to take place. These geodes are then cut and polished to show their banding and crystals within them to be put on display. Agates have been used for decorative purposes as far back as 5000 years ago. Agate specimens are commonly dyed unnatural colors such as blue, purple, and pink to help showcase their banding.
Agates are often considered a stone of courage and strength. It is used to enhance mental functions while keeping us clear in both the mind and heart.
Commonly found in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, and the United States.
You will receive the slab pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution. These photos were taken with a backlight to better show the natural banding.