Agate

Agate Gemstone Beads

Agate is a type of chalcedony quartz that forms by filling a cavity in a rock. When extracted, the layers that have formed resemble that of tree rings. Varieties of agate are formed by the differences in shape and color of these bands. The varieties in color can be anywhere in the color spectrum, with blue and green specimens showing up from time to time, albeit rare.

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Moss Agate Round Beads 4mm (15
#MA004
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Moss Agate Round Beads 6mm (15
#MA006
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Moss Agate Round Beads 8mm (15
#MA008
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Peach Botswana Agate Round Beads 4mm (15
#AG4054
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Peach Botswana Agate Round Beads 6mm (15
#AG4056
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Peach Botswana Agate Round Beads 8mm (15
#AG4058
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Petrified Wood Agate Round Beads 4mm (15
#AG4104
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Petrified Wood Agate Round Beads 6mm (15
#AG4114
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Petrified Wood Agate Round Beads 8mm (15
#AG4124
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$12.49 $9.37
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Tree Agate Beads 4mm (15 Inch Strand)
#TA004
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Tree Agate Beads 6mm (15 Inch Strand)
#TA006
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Tree Agate Beads 8mm (15 Inch Strand)
#TA008
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Crazy Lace Agate Beads 4mm (15
#CZ004
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Crazy Lace Agate Beads 6mm (15
#CZ006
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Crazy Lace Agate Beads 8mm (15
#CZ008
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Agate, while physically identical to quartz, is also chemically identical to jasper, petrified wood and tiger's eye. Petrified (agatized) wood is actually agate that has replaced the organic matter of the tree slowly over a long span of time. The structure of the tree remains, but the tree itself is a fossil. Agate is also commonly found in geodes. There are many diverse types of agate beads found all over the world. In North America the majority of agate produced comes from the western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and California. Lace agate has been found in southern California, Mexico and Texas, and is translucent blue and white. Some moss agate is found Yellowstone National Park and the Yellowstone River of Montana, and can be anywhere from white to green agate with green to brown to red with black inclusions that resemble moss or landscapes dotted with trees. For centuries, agate has been used as a valuable talisman that was said to quench thirst, protect from fevers and make the wearer agreeable. Eye amulets are used to cure skin disease and ward off the evil eye. White forms of agate were used to cure bouts of insomnia. Moss agate has been worn to help the health of one's eyes and mouth. Agate is also used to make mortars and pestles as well as the fulcrum for balances. Shooting marbles were commonly made of agate as well. Agate can be chemically and/or heat treated to almost any color. Many of the color banded agates on the market have been altered in some way or another.


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