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agate

All About Agate

Jennifer Roberts

Many of the pieces on this site feature different types of agate stones. It’s a lovely natural stone that comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and each one is unique. Agate consists primarily of chalcedony alternating with quartz. It is characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of colors. Some people even believe it can calm nerves or agitated minds.

Some of the types of agate you’ll see around this site, and their defining characteristics, include:

  • Banded agate - Curved and swirling bands.

  • Fire agate - Only found in the Southwest US and Mexico.

  • Dyed agate - Can be any color in the spectrum but each stone will take the color in its own unique way.

  • Lace agate - Patterns such as eyes, swirls, bands or zigzags