Agate

Blue drawn polished stones
Location: Blue Lace agate - South Africa

Agate is a variety of quartz and is a hard stone with the practical advantage that it is quite scratch resistant. The name comes from the river "Achates" in Sicily where many agates were found. The largest location at the moment is South Brazil, but agate is also found in Morocco, Madagascar, North America and many other places.

The stone is formed by solidification from a liquid state. The best-known application of agate is decoration because of the beautiful ties and colorfulness. In the time of the pharaohs, agate was already used in jewelry.

Until recently, agate and beads were used as money in various primitive tribes in Africa.
These beautiful "blue lace agates" are shaped and polished in a drum. The stone is often called "the stone of connection".


Larger red cut stones
Location: Carnelian agate - Madagascar

Agate is a variety of quartz and is a hard stone with the practical advantage that it is quite scratch resistant. The name comes from the river "Achates" in Sicily where many agates were found. The largest location at the moment is South Brazil, but agate is also found in Morocco, Madagascar, North America and many other places.

The stone is formed by solidification from a liquid state. The best-known application of agate is decoration because of the beautiful ties and colorfulness. In the time of the pharaohs, agate was already used in jewelry.
Until recently, agate and beads were used as money in various primitive tribes in Africa.
This red stone is called Carnelian. These stones are cut by hand.

 
Thin disks
Thinly ground agate discs.
Location: South Brazil

Agate is a variety of quartz and is a hard stone with the practical advantage that it is quite scratch resistant. The name comes from the river "Achates" in Sicily where many agates were found. The largest location at the moment is South Brazil (where this agate is found), but agate is also found in Morocco, Madagascar, North America and many other places.
The stone is formed by solidification from a liquid state. The best-known application of agate is decoration because of the beautiful ties and colorfulness. In the time of the pharaohs, agate was already used in jewelry.
Until recently, agate and beads were used as money in various primitive tribes in Africa.
The agate is found in kidney-shaped stones. In this case, they were expertly sawn, cut and polished to a high gloss.


Agate "stand up"
Agate geode.
Location: South Brazil

Agate is a variety of quartz and is a hard stone with the practical advantage that it is quite scratch resistant. The name comes from the river "Achates" in Sicily where many agates were found. The largest location at the moment is South Brazil (where this agate is found), but agate is also found in Morocco, Madagascar, North America and many other places.
The stone is formed by solidification from a liquid state. The best-known application of agate is decoration because of the beautiful ties and colorfulness. In the time of the pharaohs, agate was already used in jewelry.
Until recently, agate and beads were used as money in various primitive tribes in Africa.
These geodes are sawn twice. The front is expertly polished to high gloss. The sparkling crystals in the cavity are crystal.

Couples geodes in white box
Mini geodes of agate.
Location: South Brazil

Agate is a variety of quartz and is a hard stone with the practical advantage that it is quite scratch resistant. The name comes from the river "Achates" in Sicily where many agates were found. The largest location at the moment is South Brazil (where this agate is found), but agate is also found in Morocco, Madagascar, North America and many other places.

The stone is formed by solidification from a liquid state. The best-known application of agate is decoration because of the beautiful ties and colorfulness. In the time of the pharaohs, agate was already used in jewelry.
Until recently, agate and beads were used as money in various primitive tribes in Africa.
These geodes are sawn twice. The front is expertly polished to high gloss. The sparkling crystals in the cavity are crystal.