Natural red flame like pattern swirly or striped large designed shape agate gemstone pendant with sterling silver 21 gauge square and half-round wire wrap setting and with a silver plated 20″ x 1.5 mm silver plated snake chain necklace.
Locally find natural flame like pattern agate specimens from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Agate is widely available in our area, but most of them are either too small or too cracked to cut pendants. This agate specimen is a nice large size with bright red swirls or stripes almost like Carnelian color. Hand-cut and hand-polished on diamond wheels up to 50.000 grit, a nice thick stone. The wire wrapping has a stylish and simple design, meant to show the entire size of the stone.
stone size: 38.1 x 22.1 x 8.1 mm 50.80 ct. overall pendant height, 51.3 mm
When lava starts to flow from the volcanic eruption its temperature could reach 1300 celsius. It burns and destroys everything on its way. Some organic matters burn instantly, and some get buried, and because of the lack of oxygen that is essential for burning it just smolders away which creates a cavity in the cooling lava over a long period.
Then even a longer time, that could be millions of years, through the cavities and cracks of the aging lava, water flows through and washes out the silicon dioxide that fils or replaces the already decomposed organic remnants, and that’s how Chalcedony arouses.
Chalcedony is the collective name for agate. We recognize many kinds of agates, the stripes and pattern depend on the minerals that are also washed out with silicon dioxide from the lava.
The wonderful world of agates is truly mother nature’s art. One of the most collected specimens used for jewelry making.