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What is Agate Stone

Agate occurs in a wide range of colors such as brown, white, red, gray, pink, black, and yellow. In general, Agates tend to be clearer and more colorful than Jaspers and patterned or banded. Agates are typically very finely crystalline Quartz with impurities for coloring. This makes Agates not only beautiful but in general, quite durable.

Agate Types

There are Bamboo Agate gets its name from the brown and gray slashes that resemble bamboo shoots trapped in stone. Muted tans, creams and browns are combined in this interesting, semi-translucent Agate.

Blue Lace Agate variety is a semi-translucent, pale sky blue to pale periwinkle blue semi-precious gemstone. The characteristic white banding resembles lace. One of the more rare semi-precious gemstones.

Moss Agate is a transparent to semi-translucent Agate with thin green inclusions resembling moss. Moss Agate gets its name not from the green moss-like inclusions, but rather from the Arabian seaport of Mocha (Al Mukna) on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen where it first became popular. A fine, hard gemstone thought to favor Gardeners.

Tree Agate is an opaque green semi-precious gemstone with a white background and moss-like inclusions. Tree Agate looks like a forest in a snow field beheld from a distance.

Flame Agate is a rather rare and unusual red to orange semi-precious Agate that resembles Fire Opal. While Opals are prone to fading and cracking--Flame Agate is a more durable gemstone. Almost mesmerizing in appearance, the patterns resemble flames trapped in stone. Sometimes called Fire Agate.

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