Friday, 13 February 2015

Red agate

My collection of red agate beads.

This type of agate is generally found in the mountainous region in Yunnan of China. The agate had been used by the imperial court in ancient China as a material for stone carvings. Over hundreds of years of mining, the resources of red agate has depleted significantly. This causes the price of this agate escalated steeply recently.

Intricate carvings jewelry items of red agate have become collectors' new darlings.

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