Natural Brazilian Agate slices from the highest quality stone. The Greek philospher Theophrastus is responsible for the name. He came across the stone along the shore line of the river Achates. Agate usually forms as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas. Natural agate slices traditionally have brown tones. They also occur naturally inter layered with white, cream, gray and caramel. Quartz forms within these nodules, creating a striking specimen when cut opposite the layered growth axis.
Agate is a highly sought after mineral because of the beauty in each unique piece. It is a microcrystalline variety of quartz. Agate Slices are great for ornaments such as pins, brooches or other types of jewelry. It is also fantastic to use a brazilian agate slice as a furniture accent to decorate drawer pulls or cabinet handles. Agate slices come in all different shapes and sizes. In addition, some slabs have druzy holes in the middle, while others are more of an oval shape.
These Agate slices are beautiful with the edges left unfinished for a natural look. You will receive a Natural Brazilian Agate Slice similar to the reference specimens. Each slice is unique in color, pattern, and shape.
• 1 natural agate slice (you will get one similar to the reference specimens)
• Slices are approximately 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick and come in a variety of sizes
1-2", 2-3", 3-4", 4-5"