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Banded Agate Sphere 4.4cm
Banded Agate crystals for sale from Madagascar.
This gorgeous, dainty Banded Agate Sphere measures 4.4cm in diameter and displays stunning bands of orange, white, and dark red, with patterns similar to Sardonyx and Carnelian.
What Is Banded Agate Made Of?
Agate is a member of the Chalcedony group of stones, which in turn is a member of the large Quartz family.
All types of Quartz are composed from silica (otherwise known as silicon dioxide), but differ due to their crystal structures.
Chalcedony gems are microcrystalline in structure, which means you can't see the crystals inside the stone.
Other types of Chalcedony gemstones include Jasper, Carnelian, and Chrysoprase.
Other Types Of Agate
Agate is a versatile stone which comes in many colours, forms, and patterns, including Moss Agate.
Cherry Blossom Agate is another popular form of Agate. It displays stunning pink and cream colours with a unique pattern resembling Cherry Blossom flowers: for this reason, it is also called Flower Agate.
Other forms of Agate include Blue Lace Agate and colourful Crazy Lace Agate.
Where Does Agate Come From?
This lovely stone is found in many countries worldwide including Brazil, Russia, and Australia.
Specifically, this particular piece was sourced from Madagascar.
How Hard Is Agate?
Measuring 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, this mineral is relatively hard and durable and resistant to scratching, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface.
To clean the crystal, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth.
This beautiful Banded Agate Sphere would make a stunning display piece in the home, or a great gift for a loved one or crystal healer.
Each Agate piece is truly unique due to their individual mineral inclusions and patterns.
We hope you enjoy collecting a variety of specimens of this gorgeous stone!
Please note: this stone has had its colours enhanced but the banded pattern is completely natural.
Buy Agate online now at Madagascan Direct.