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Agate Purple

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Purple agate is a charming variety of chalcedony (general name for cryptocrystalline form of quartz). This stone is captivating for its dark banded lines. This piece is from Brazil.

Agate uniqueness: The purple patterns are caused by a purple dye, which absorbed into the individual agate layers, followed by a fire treatment. Interestingly, in the middle ages, people dyed agates with sugar or honey solutions. Purple Agates were used in gems engraving and intaglios – carved reliefs.

Special conditions/ treatment: Do not expose dyed agate to direct sun and do not soak it in solutions. It may cause its colour to fade.

About the product: The product is packed in firm plastic bags.