Highly polished and beautifully tactile, agate slices from South Africa. Each translucent stone exhibits a vitreous lustre hence its appearance and texture is similar to glass.
Whilst the mineral agate can occur in a wide variety of different colours it can also be found in shades of black, brown, white and grey. Sadly many of these stones end up being dyed because some believe they're not appealing enough for the commercial market. At Stone Mania we never knowingly buy agate stones that have been artificially coloured.
Not all agates exhibit amazing colours but what they lack in colour is often made up with other curious or fascinating characteristics. This popular stone has evolved over millions of years and Mother Nature has done a pretty good job. Rocks and minerals appeal to people for different reasons and there's so much more to agate than just its colour.
It's important to note that dyeing is completely different to heating which is a common practice used to enhance or change the colour of rocks and minerals. Stones have been dyed and exposed to different heat treatments around the entire world for thousands of years.
No two of these polished agate stones are the same. They're sold by weight with the minimum order being 30 grams which is approximately 4 stones. Make your choice from the dropdown list before proceeding to checkout. Orders are carefully put together and will include an assortment of sizes. Please bear in mind that weights do vary so the number of pieces you receive may vary depending on the weight of the stones. If you would prefer a particular size, please use the comments box at checkout to advise us.