Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral

Agate is a natural mineral with beautiful bands or stripes. It is a type of Chalcedony, which is Quartz.

24k Gold Gilt-Edged Blue Agate Coasters - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
24k Gold Gilt-Edged Blue Agate Coasters

Every slice of Agate is unique. It occurs naturally in shades of white, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple, gray, black or even iridescent. Often Agate is dyed. Brightly colored Agate is rarely natural. Dying enhances the pattern of the stone.

A clock made from a slice of agate. See the crystals? - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
A clock made from a slice of agate. See the crystals?

The stone forms in knobs. The knobs are cut into slices to bring out the pattern. Have you ever seen a geode? A geode is an agate sphere. The outside is not very attractive. But, when sliced, you can see the beautiful banded pattern. Then, if the surface is polished, it really brings out the natural beauty of the crystalline structure.

Candle Holders with Blue Agate Stone Accents - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
Candle Holders with Blue Agate Stone Accents

Agate is formed when layers of silica fill the empty spaces left in volcanic stone. The layers form in stages, which creates the bands. If a hollow is only partially filled, quartz crystals form in the void left.

Blue enhanced agate bookends - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
Blue enhanced agate bookends

Agate has been used as decoration for centuries. It is durable and not too expensive.

Decorative Tray made from a slab of agate dyed blue - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
Decorative Tray made from a slab of agate dyed blue
The closeup shows the bands of minerals - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
The closeup shows the bands of minerals
An agate cabinet pull handle - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
An agate cabinet pull handle
Kathy Kuo Home 022693 Bergman Regency Blue Agate Gold Leaf Chandelier  - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
Kathy Kuo Home 022693 Bergman Regency Blue Agate Gold Leaf Chandelier

Bergman Regency Blue Agate Gold Leaf Chandelier

Instead of crystal drops, this chandelier from Kathy Kuo Home is dressed with slabs of blue onyx bound in gold leaf.

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Agate Drops bound in gold could be used on a chandelier! - Enhance Your Home with Blue Agate –A Beautiful Natural(ish) Mineral – myDesign42
Agate Drops bound in gold could be used on a chandelier!

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