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Agate, Chalcedony

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Chalcedony is a translucent mineral, a cryptocrystalline fine-fibrous variety quartz < / a>. Semitransparent or translucent at the edges, the color is very different, usually from white to honey-yellow. It has many varieties, painted in different colors: reddish ( carnelian or carnelian ), reddish-brown (sarder), greenish (chrysoprase), bluish (sapphirine), opaque dark green with bright red spots or stripes (heliotrope) and others. It is used in jewelry making as an ornamental stone. The striped chalcedony , consisting of layers differing in shade, transparency and density, is called agate ... Since ancient times, multi-layered relief art images have been carved from homogeneous or parallel-banded areas of agate.

Agate is one of the varieties of chalcedony, and also one of the most neoIt’s impossible to describe it succinctly. It is also difficult to say what color this mineral is, since its multi-colored layering can include almost all known colors and shades. Also, each agate is unique in its drawing, which is usually very individual. The most famous types of drawings agate are bastional, Brazilian, ocellated, mossy, woody, star-shaped, etc. Although experts have more than 150 different species! This variety makes this mineral one of the most versatile jewelry materials available.

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