Fire Agate Stone Gemstone Cabochon
Gorgeous Fire Agate from Deer Creek, Arizona!
This lovely Fire Agate cabochon is cut into a freeform shape, with the creative jeweler in mind. It is very small, just 13 mm long by 11 mm at its widest and it is sculpted on top and about 4 mm thick.
Fire Agate is a layered stone. The layers are small enough that light entering them forms interference colors known as "fire." It is thought to be formed when hot water saturated with silica and iron oxide invaded cavities in the rock and began to cool. Chalcedony then began to grow on any available surface (the iron oxide gives the basic brown color to the gem). As the rock grew, layers of silica and iron oxide would be deposited depending on the level of those elements in the mix and other conditions. These alternating silica and iron oxide layers (Schiller layers) cause the brilliant fire in the gem. As iron oxide ran out in the mix white chalcedony continued to grow, this forms the white caps on some of these stones.
Metaphysical Properties of Fire Agate: Fire Agate is said to awaken ones senses, and increases the pleasure one takes in life.
Cabochons are stones cut for jewelry and are measured in mm. One inch is equal to about 25 mm. 13 mm is only about 1/2 inch.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.