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stracci2000

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Those of us who love agates were recently discussing how this beautiful stone is under appreciated.
There are some older threads, but I thought I would start a new one, where we could show some of our pieces and loose cabs.
I will start!
I was looking through my collection, and I turns out I have some bangles. They are
getting into current rotation, starting now!
Tagging @Bluegemz to add her beauties, including that new bangle!
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Bluegemz

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Those of us who love agates were recently discussing how this beautiful stone is under appreciated.
There are some older threads, but I thought I would start a new one, where we could show some of our pieces and loose cabs.
I will start!
I was looking through my collection, and I turns out I have some bangles. They are
getting into current rotation, starting now!
Tagging @Bluegemz to add her beauties, including that new bangle!
IMG_20200612_163404.jpg
IMG_20200612_154418.jpg
Awesome bangles and great thread!! I’m happy to post:) I have a love affair with agates!
 

Bluegemz

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Ok, so most of these are reposts due to the low light.

first, blue/lavender chalcedony pieces...
First, these delicate blueish earrings which are very Art Deco/Asian in feel.
Next, my favorite agate piece so far aside from a super wide bangle...
And my grape chalcedony pendant pictured with lavender jadeite ring.
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Moss agate and 14k, the stone is translucent with incredible green tendrils and subtle clouds. The stone‘s outward appearance changes according to what‘s inside the locket. It’s a reward I bought for myself upon embarking on a new career - Wanted to wear it every day on trips all over the world; thanks for spoiling that, Covid! Viruses suck!
It looks great layered with my Georgian-inspired diamond necklace - something about the moodiness of it reminds me of Ireland.
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Here are some pics with my daughters bangle, the striped Grey one, along with my grey and white pendant. It looks opaque, but is considerably translucent against the light. I just love the drama of agate. These pictures make them look somehow dirtier/more grey than they really are in life.
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stracci2000

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@Bluegemz
I love that rough necklace, Heavy and solid. You know you're wearing rocks!

The grape chalcedony is yummy! I saw some at the local gem show last October. I was meaning to buy some, but I must have gotten distracted-----easily done at the gem show!!!

That mixed stone necklace is WOW! The green stone--is it tourmaline? Peridot?
 

Bluegemz

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Thanks, @stracci2000 ! It’s true, that one chunky necklace has no holding back Of wildness, which makes it.

re, the other necklace, the greens are glass. She always uses a mic of stones and glass.
I wear this when I want to feel dressed up, bold, and be reminded of an artistic soul. I have another one with rose quartz which I’ll find. I’ll take better pictures when the sun comes out.

I would love to see what you do with some grape chalcedony! I’ve always wanted a cuff bracelet with a size able chunk in the middle.
 
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stracci2000

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AC356CF3-7DBE-4910-8426-561A0D8C9A8F.jpeg
Moss agate and 14k, the stone is translucent with incredible green tendrils and subtle clouds. The stone‘s outward appearance changes according to what‘s inside the locket. It’s a reward I bought for myself upon embarking on a new career - Wanted to wear it every day on trips all over the world; thanks for spoiling that, Covid! Viruses suck!
It looks great layered with my Georgian-inspired diamond necklace - something about the moodiness of it reminds me of Ireland.
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This is a really fine example of moss agate. These kinds of stones are so amazing. I close look just takes you away to another time and place. It's like there's a whole other universe deep within.
 

stracci2000

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I salvaged this stone from a piece of 1960's costume jewelry.
I loved the beveled oval cut, so I made myself a sterling ring.
It definitely looks like a treeline by a reflective lake.
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stracci2000

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Here are some pics with my daughters bangle, the striped Grey one, along with my grey and white pendant. It looks opaque, but is considerably translucent against the light. I just love the drama of agate. These pictures make them look somehow dirtier/more grey than they really are in life.
056B7CA5-B133-4059-A2A9-B9FA46A0F1B3.jpeg 0CEF8C6F-6FDD-40EF-AE5F-E346C2B3FBE9.jpeg 677D2D36-85C1-4EC4-A29D-F2BAE45683C8.jpeg
When I saw your agate bangle in the other thread, I said to myself "Oh I need an agate bangle" Then I realized that I already had two! But they are so interesting and unique, I might get myself another one!
 

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I salvaged this stone from a piece of 1960's costume jewelry.
I loved the beveled oval cut, so I made myself a sterling ring.
It definitely looks like a treeline by a reflective lake.
IMG_20200612_213000.jpg IMG_20200612_212846.jpg
Awesome piece of agate And great job with the ring:).
 

stracci2000

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A friend gave this geode to me.
I don't know where in the world it was found. The inside has smooth nodules, rather than crystals.
It looks like a beautiful hidden grotto.
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I salvaged this stone from a piece of 1960's costume jewelry.
I loved the beveled oval cut, so I made myself a sterling ring.
It definitely looks like a treeline by a reflective lake.
IMG_20200612_213000.jpg IMG_20200612_212846.jpg
Absolutely awesome!!!!
Grade AAAAAAAA kicken
 

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I have this cuff that has what I believe is Crazy Lace Agate as a center stone. It is stamped sterling and has a pictograph hallmark. I wish I knew more about it. I can tell it is made very well. It is perfectly weighted and does not spin at all when being worn. Which is very nice as it is heavy piece. 8F2AE84C-D12E-405F-8B0C-CB58D990E9D3.jpeg 8004EAEA-DEB0-46E6-8078-5C732866EAE1.jpeg 1C92872B-4348-4030-B52E-81975379E3B5.jpeg 639F6C95-C36B-4219-A616-DCD93C2917B9.jpeg
 

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I have this cuff that has what I believe is Crazy Lace Agate as a center stone. It is stamped sterling and has a pictograph hallmark. I wish I knew more about it. I can tell it is made very well. It is perfectly weighted and does not spin at all when being worn. Which is very nice as it is heavy piece. 8F2AE84C-D12E-405F-8B0C-CB58D990E9D3.jpeg 8004EAEA-DEB0-46E6-8078-5C732866EAE1.jpeg 1C92872B-4348-4030-B52E-81975379E3B5.jpeg 639F6C95-C36B-4219-A616-DCD93C2917B9.jpeg
I love it ! :appl:
 

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Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker here - finally decided to make an account today haha :D I'm a newbie at gemstones but have always appreciated pretty things :)

Thought I'd share an agate I found in the bargain bin at a local gem show late last year. Wasn't planning on buying anything that day (was just there to look at shiny things and learn) but I kept coming back to check out this one so just took the plunge haha. To me this looks like a big cloud above a field of trees =)2

Apologies for the quality of the photo.

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stracci2000

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Hello everyone! I'm a long time lurker here - finally decided to make an account today haha :D I'm a newbie at gemstones but have always appreciated pretty things :)

Thought I'd share an agate I found in the bargain bin at a local gem show late last year. Wasn't planning on buying anything that day (was just there to look at shiny things and learn) but I kept coming back to check out this one so just took the plunge haha. To me this looks like a big cloud above a field of trees =)2

Apologies for the quality of the photo.

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Dendritic agate! My favorite.
 
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