Nice quality. Very substantial and feels good to wear and even just in your hand.
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COLOURFUL MOSS AGATE EARRINGS
This is a natual untreated agate set of earrings with amazing moss like patterns in the stone.The chalcendony areas are transulant so you can see the lovley green moss like inclusions.It is well polished and silver stamped 925 but i feel the silver content could be lower as its made in China.It is now ready to wear.
Mined in China
Cut in China
Total weight 40.20 cts app
Size of stone 26 x 3 mm app
No gemstone is more creatively striped by Nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with trees.
Moss agate (also called mocha stone) is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. This mineral is commonly found in limestone and granite. It is a form of agate which includes minerals of a green colour embedded in the chalcedony, forming filaments and other patterns suggestive of moss. It also sometimes resembles blue-cheese. The field is a clear or milky-white quartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron Moss agate is of the white variety with green inclusions that resemble moss. It occurs in many locations. The colors are formed due to trace amounts of metal present as an impurity, such as chrome or iron. The metals can make different colors depending on their valence.
Despite its name, moss agate does not contain organic matter and is usually formed from weathered volcanic rocks.
Montana moss agate is an agate found in the alluvial gravels of the Yellowstone River and its tributaries between SidneyBillings, Montana. The agate originally was formed in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming as a result of volcanic activity. In Montana moss agate the red color is the result of iron oxide and the black color is the result of manganese oxide. and
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