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Blue Lace Agate

Etymology and history

The blue Agate now known as Ellensburg Blue was held in high esteem by the Northwestern Native American tribes. The stone was given name by Theophrastus Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shore line of the river Achates.

Blue Lace Agate description

Blue Lace Agate is one of the most prized agates and has been hard to find lately. The best Blue Lace Agate comes from Namibia. Agate is a form of microcrystaline quartz. It is usually formed in nodules and has transparent or translucent portions. As with all of the other species in the quartz family, agate takes a high polish with cerium oxide, but also takes a fine polish with tin oxide and diamond. Mohs hardness 6.5 to 7.

Blue Lace Agate in Jewelry

Blue Lace Agate has a pattern of pale light blue and white striped bands. The blue lace agate is use for all types of jewelry. Specially amazing this stone looks with silver. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants or rings with blue lace agate stone are just amazing.

Occurrence

Blue lace agate is found in one place -- in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia.

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