Agate is a type of chalcedony - a cryptocrystalline variety of silica. Often associated with volcanic activity, it is also found in metamorphic and fossiliferous rock. Agate forms in rock cavities - whether created by bubbles or volatile material in volcanic lava or the decomposition of an item such as a seashell - which fill with molecules of silica over time. Variations in the mineral content result in an array of colors and sometimes create striking banded patterns. Agate was named for the Achates river (in what is now Italy) by a Greek philosopher named Theophrastus in approximately 350BC. Historically used for carvings, including cameos, beads and cabochons, Agate was in commercial use as early as 3,000 years ago.
These tiny Brazilian Agate slices are fashioned from the highest-quality stone with the edges left unfinished for a natural look. An Evolution Store favorite, they are available in several vibrant colors, and because they are natural agate, each one is completely unique! These agate slices are fun to collect in every color!
Individual shapes and colors vary but your item will resemble the pictured examples.
This natural product has been enhanced with artificial dyes.
Dimensions: ~0.75"W x ~2.5"L x 0.125"H
Shipping Restrictions: None.
- South America
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These are super-cheap little agate slices, but they look gorgeous! I'm putting gold leaf around the outside and framing them - they look great!
These Agate slices from Argentina make terrific Halloween surprises in my Mystery Box alternative to candy! The kids that return year-after-year have really fun comments and overwhelmingly choose a bit of mystery.
Excellent quality agate slices for gifts.