Montana Agate cut transversely display parallel line, often
of high tenacity giving a banded appearance. These agates are known as banded,
stripped or ribbed pattern.
When selecting agate make sure you know what your looking to
buy. Agate comes in many forms, shapes and colors. Agate is a form of
quartz specifically Cryptocrystalline quartz. One of the most
popular types is called Chalcedony offering a spectacular variety of solid
color gems or cabochons seen from around the world. Agate is also distinguished
by its bands of colors\” Onyx - black and white usually can be dyed to
appear totally black. Carnelian is a yellow - orange to reddish orange
color and Chrysocolla is a bright blue green color.
The patterns of agate are so Unique and the appearance of
the pattern defines and identifies that piece of agate in trade. For
example Eye agate, which forms ring shapes with a point in the center;
Dendritic agate which is identified by a moss-like patterns; and Fire
agate which offers a beautiful iridescence.
When buying agate it is important to select a piece of that
is not only priced right but offers premium quality for the price.
Getting a low price is wonderful just make sure your selection is from a seller
with good feedback and a good description and photo of the item your looking
at. Agate is seen in high quality objects in arts, beads, rings,
bracelets, pendants brooches and cameos.
Think about what kind of agate you want and what type of
metal you want your agate gems set in, this will help you determine how
much you want to spend on your piece of agate. Buying or bidding on a
wholesale site you will cut out the middle man \‘normally a physical store\’
which may cause you to save hundreds if not thousands or dollars on the Agate you