A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
A variety of cryptocrystalline quartz in which colors occur in bands; commonly deposited in cavities in rocks.
It is a type of chalcedony which is found in many different patterns and colors, often with varying color layers.
most common material in rockhounding, but still the best. An amorphous material composed of silicon dioxide and various compounds which create colors and patterns. Usually polishes well.
A fine-grained type of chalcedony (a family of microcystalline quartz), formed by the slow depositing of silica into the cavities of older rocks. It is found in a wide variety of colors, including black, gray, brown, green, pink, blue, and yellow. Agate is a porous stone that readily accepts the dyes used to enhance its natural beauty.
To simulate veined agate stone, vessels were made of wedged clay of contrasting colors. The color variations on the outside of the pot should be essentially the same on the inside.
a semi-precious striped stone; a type of quartz
Fine-grained quartz used as a semiprecious stone in CAMEO and INTAGLIO work and in jewellery such as signet rings and brooches, particularly during the 19thC. When polished, agate reveals variegated tones of soft browns and oranges, blues, greys or greens, foten with irregular milky bands.
A ware resembling agate made either by wedging different colored clays together, the colors extending through the body, or by painting the surface of the piece with mixed colors, brown tones generally predominating.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4050247215773099"; google_alternate_ad_url = "http://www.oldandsold.com/google_adsense_script.html"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; google_ad_format = "336x280_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel ="7091845442"; google_page_url = document.location; google_color_border = "EFEFEF"; google_color_bg = "EFEFEF"; google_color_link = "0000BF"; google_color_url = "0000BF"; google_color_text = "000000"; //--!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4050247215773099"; google_alternate_ad_url = "http://www.oldandsold.com/google_adsense_script.html"; google_ad_width = 200; google_ad_height = 90; google_ad_format = "200x90_0ads_al"; google_ad_channel ="4903047290"; google_page_url = document.location; google_color_border = "EFEFEF"; google_color_bg = "EFEFEF"; google_color_link = "0000BF"; google_color_url = "0000BF"; google_color_text = "000000";
The name agate comes from the Sicilian river Achates, where it was mined in antiquity. Today the river is called Drillo, and remains a major source. It is a form of chalcedony . The ancient Egyptians used agate for seals and protective talismans. Earlier civilizations created eye beads by carving a hole through an agate disc, not so much as a means of stringing but to symbolize the lens of an eye. Eye beads protect from evil, and bring good luck. A.R.T. Precious & Collectible Jewelry
A variegated type of quartz showing colored bands or other markings (clouded, moss-like, etc.).
Ex.28: 19 and 39: 12; Eze.27: 16] A colorful and plentiful gemstone. It can be translucent, or have integral swirls and designs. Agates are still very popular gems and are found nearly everywhere in the world.
an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles
a gentle, comforting stone
a semi-transparent crystallized quartz
a variety of chalcedony tones and strengthens body / mind
pigment which has very swirly and turbulent bands of color. ( Language Reference)
Agate is a banded multicolor form of chalcedony. There are many different varieties of agates, depending on the coloring and pattern displayed by the material. Unpolished, agate is usually rather ugly, but once cut and polished, the extraordinary beauty of the stone can be found.
A semiprecious type of quartz also known as chalcedony (pronounced kal-sed-nee). It forms in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst or protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.
a variegated variety of quartz showing colored bands or other markings (clouded, mosslike, etc.).
a stripey or cloudy kind of chalcedony.
Moss Agate, Banded Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Landscape Agate (it really resembles a landscape!) and others comprise this type of chalcedony. They have an amazing array of colors. Even petrified wood has had it's organic matter replaced by agate! It is said to protect the soil and encourage change.
A type of chalcedony that is found in a variety of patterns and colors, often with varying color layers.
a waxy variety of cryptocrystalline quartz (chalcedony) in which the colours are in bands, clouds or distinct groups
A variety of quartz composed of cryptocrystalline (too small to be seen through an ordinary microscope) silica. Agate is a variety of chalcedony, often mixed with or alternating with opal, and typically characterized by alternating color bands. It is found in vugs in volcanic rocks or limestone. Here is an example of this colorful rock from Cedar Breaks.
earthenware made to resemble the semi-precious stone agate. It is created by building up irregular layers of white, green, blue and brown clay.
Semi-precious stone, the Agate is said to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase the self-confidence of the person using it. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test - or anyone else who has to call upon instant bursts of energy whether mental or physical. Balances the emotions and calms the body, mind and feelings. General healing, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear, also assists the wearer to express thoughts into spoken words. Helps to develop powers of eloquence. Stone of health and good fortune.
Gemstone composed of layers of compressed quartz, which gives the appearance of concentric veins or cracks.
Agate is a variety of chalcedony (a family of microcrystalline quartz). Agate is a very common stone that is often used in jewelry. It is found in a wide range of colors, including black, gray, brown, reddish, green, pink, blue, and yellow. Agate can be flecked with color and is often banded, exhibiting layers of quartz. Agate is porous and takes dye easily; it is frequently dyed to enhance the coloration and the banding. White agate was used often in Victorian jewelry, mostly as a background. Moss agate has green, red or black dendritic inclusions. Onyx is agate whose bands are parallel. Eye agate has banding arranged in concentric circles. Agate has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 and a specific gravity of 2.6. The agate pin above is from Miracle.
One of the many varieties of chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz). Best known in its curved, banded form, it also occurs in straight, parallel bands (onyx) and in a translucent form with dendritic inclusions (moss agate). It is found in virtually of low intensity, and translucent to semitransparent. Most gray-banded agate is dyed to improve its color.
The blood red agate lends strength, courage, longevity, love, healing, protection and is good for gardening. In general agate increases your plant's fertility. In ancient times it was utilized to ensure the earth be plentiful. Use it in love spells for purity and to ensure purity of our blood. It would be a good stone to carry to protect us all from the AIDS virus along with today's standard protective practices. Agates come in various colours, each colour lends to you its energy. Banded agate increases energy and eases stress. Black agate offers courage and success in competitions. Black and White agate guards against physical dangers. Blue Lace agate relieves stress and reduces family quarrels. Brown or Tawny agate was once worn by ancient warriors in battle and is a wealth talisman. Green agate is worn to improved the health. Moss agate due to its curious markings like trees or moss is a gardeners talisman. It is also used for spells for riches, happiness and long life. Red agate was worn in Ancient Rome to guard against insect bites, heal the blood, and promote peace.
(1570) A fine-grained variegated chalcedony (a member of the quartz family), usually with colours arranged in stripes, blended in clouds or showing moss-like forms (Moss Agate). Agates are generally formed by water seeping into cavities in volcanic rocks and depositing mineral salts in layers, which over the centuries have hardened into varied-colour bands of chalcedony. These bands are often concentric, producing beautiful patterns.
A gemstone that is a striped version of chalecedony quartz, agate forms in layers in many colors and textures by filling-in an indentation or cavity in another rock. When agate is sliced, its concentric layers become obvious, sometimes appearing as bands that resemble the growth rings of a tree trunk. The bands can be different colors, widths and textures. Some even look like a bed of moss or a forest scene.
Agate is a quartz crystal and a sub-variety of chalcedony. It is found in a wide range of pale colors including green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, white and bluish white. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, agate is 6.5-7. It has a waxy or dull luster and primary sources include South of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), north of Uruguay, Australia (Queensland), China, India, the Caucasus, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Wyoming, and Montana. (See Agate Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
A semiprecious hard stone belonging to the chalcedony family, translucent and with concentric layers.
There are so many varieties of agates, and so many colours and patterns. It is very popular due to it's availability and range of features.
The name agate comes from the Sicilian river formerly called Achates. The Drillo river (modern name of the Achates) is still a major source of this form of chalcedony. Early civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians, used agate for seals and protective talismans. Earlier civilizations created eye beads by carving a hole through an agate disc to symbolize the lens of an eye.
A variety of hard stones in the quartz family that comes in a wide range of colors and are popular in making fashion jewelry. Most of the items under gemstone jewelry on this site are agate.
A semiprecious stone, a variety of chalcedony with striped or clouded coloring. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs' scale.
A form of chalcedony which occurs in many colors and ranges from transparent to opaque. Metaphysical properties: protection, courage, health, and confidence.
A variety of chalcedony quartz that is a very common and used often in jewelry. When chalcedony is variegated with with spots or figures, or arranged in differently colored layers, it is called agate; and if by reason of the thickness, color, and arrangement of the layers it is suitable for being carved into cameos, it is called onyx. It comes in a wide range of colors including black, gray, brown, red, green, pink, blue, white, and yellow. Agate can be flecked with color, such as Moss Agate and Tree Agate, and is often banded, exhibiting layers of quartz crystals. Agate is often dyed to enhance the color and banding. There are a variety of popular agates including onyx, Eye Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate, Tree Agate, and White Agate. (See individual listings)
A type of chalcedony quartz found in a variety of colors and patterns, frequently with varying color layers.
type of chalcedony quartz found in a variety of colours and patterns, frequently with varying colour layers
Agate is a term applied not to a distinct mineral species, but to an aggregate of various forms of silica, chiefly chalcedony.