Agate in ancient China is also known as “qiongyu”, because the color is very rich , with patterns of kaleidoscope, so often used to make jewelry, carving pieces and other crafts, especially agate bracelet, can be said to be one of the most common jewelry in people’s life. So today we will talk about the identification method of agate jewelry.
The first identification method of agate bracelet is to see the structure of grain, which is the biggest characteristic of natural agate, and also the most significant difference with false agate.Generally natural agate tend to have concentric lamination structures, however the finished products may not.
And the grain pattern is also used to distinguish agate and chalcedony is the most critical factor, agate and chalcedony are a kind of mineral aggregate based on crystalline quartz, there is a grain structure is called agate, there is no chalcedony.
The second thing to look at is the color.Because natural agates are lighter in color, artificial staining is common in agate markets, especially for red, blue, and purple agates, which are nearly 90 percent dyed.So if you buy an agate pendant in a particularly bright color, with each bead in a uniform color, it’s likely that it’s been dyed.Because the natural agate color is relatively light, and the color of each bead will be different.
The third point is to see the transparency and luster.Natural agate is the product of underground magma eruption cooling, so the gelatinous sense is stronger, the surface resembles besmear a layer of wax, burnish is a bit chaotic, translucent to opaque., luster a little chaotic, translucent to opaque.And a lot of false agate are made of stone without jade-like luster.
As we mentioned agate is used in a variety of jewelry, however due to its easy availability it is not really one of the most sought after stones out there. However that does not mean that it has diminished in beauty or appeal. Try out an Agate bracelet and witness the beauty of this age old gemstone for yourself. We offer extremely cheap and beautiful druzy agate Jewelry