View Full Version : orange agate?

02-07-2008, 10:41 AM
I bought a focal bead from a bead shop a few weeks ago, it was labeled as agate but I have never seen it before. I have played about with it this morning and turned it into a simple pendant, but I still dont know what it is. I have just blogged it so if you have any ideas please tell me. Its a georgeous bead anyway but I like to know exactly what everything is and they didn't know at the shop I bought it from. Thank you!

orange agate pendant? (http://meridianariel.blogspot.com/2008/07/rhymes-with-orange.html)

02-07-2008, 01:21 PM
It looks like crab agate which is also sometimes called fire agate.
I call it crab agate as it looks just like the colour and patters on a crab. They are usually quite expensive and not too common.


02-07-2008, 04:49 PM
briliant! thank you! I'll go google those... its a lovely stone in any event it was jsut bugging me that I didn know what it was.

02-07-2008, 05:31 PM
Such an incredible colour - it almost looks like glass. Really beautiful.