» Beading Definition: Agate
One of earth’s most plentiful and varied stones, agates are found in nearly every color in the rainbow and range from translucent to completely opaque. These beautiful stones belong to the Chalcedony family, and are relatives of Aventurine and Carnelian. Opaque Agate is called Jasper. Agates are used extensively in jewelry as they are easy to cut and polish, they are very affordable, and their colors are often vibrant. One popular use of Agate is to hang pendants made from slices of the stone from necklaces. If you want a classic stone to use in your jewelry, Agate is it!
BIRTHSTONE: Agate is considered a non-traditional birthstone for the month of September.
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