Large Natural Agate Slices
Agate is a microcrystalline variety of quartz characterized by its fineness of grain and interesting variation of color. Agate derives its name from the Achates river in modern-day Italy, where it was discovered by a Greek philosopher named Theophrastus in approximately 350BC. There is evidence, though, that agate was in commercial use as early as 3,000 years ago.
These are select 4-5 inch slices of natural Brazilian agate in varying tones from icy crystals and cool grays to rings and swirls of amber and caramel colors. Each is as unique as a fingerprint. These translucent pieces have been polished smooth and may be used as slightly oversize coasters or small serving plates, and they look great as objects for display!
Each piece is different and shapes, colors and patterns vary, but yours will resemble the pictured examples.