Brazilian Agate collection from Geological Wonders
Please enjoy browsing our various products made from Brazilian agate. You will find many different items that have been cut and or carved from Brazilian Agate. Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hard stone carving and has been found at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world.
Agate is a Silicon Dioxide and is a variety of Chalcedony, which is a member of the Quartz family. It is scientifically classified as either a cryptocrystalline or a microcrystalline variety of Quartz.
Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic or ancient lavas. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. Agate, chalcedony quartz, forms in these concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures making them ideal for carvings and jewelry.
Agate is often dyed with bright colors such as teal, blue, purple, red, green, and pink in order to enhance its beauty and appearance.