Who knew there were so many types of agate stones?
Agate is actually the banded form of the well known and popular stone, chalcedony. It has so many beautiful varieties, which makes it a popular choice among jewellers for creating colourful and unique jewellery designs. It is often dyed and treated to create interesting colours and patterns.
In this blog post, we share with you some of the most wonderful types of agate stones including blue lace agate, green moss agate to dendrite agate! There are many healing properties associated with agate stones, it's believed to be a calming and soothing stone, protecting you from danger and strengthening relationships.
At Kernowcraft, we supply all of the gemstones on this page and often have limited edition stones for those truly unique designs.
Green moss agate stones have a natural earthy look with fascinating moss markings that appear to be suspended within the stone. The colours of this stone range greatly, with some being solid dark green to milky white with clear markings. Love the look of our moss agate cabochons? Check out our cabochon settings for easy design ideas.
Blue lace agate is one of the most popular forms of agate and it's no surprise with its delicate light blue colouring, with purple hues and gorgeous white veins running throughout it.
Green agate is so stunning and can be easily compared to emeralds, this natural stone has a milky green colouring adding vibrancy and a pop of colour to your designs.
These dyed agate beads have been treated to give them a beautiful shade of pink with striking crackle patterns and a tactile frosted finish. Head over to our wire wrapping and beading tutorials to be inspired by techniques to use in your next jewellery project.
Botswana agate has striking individual markings with soft colours of warm greys, browns, whites and pinks. A great choice if you're after a truly unique piece of jewellery.
Dragon veined agate is treated and dyed to achieve this popular veined look for those statement jewellery designs.
Our range of jewellery settings that can be set with your favourite agate gemstones! Discover settings for cabochons, faceted stones and half drilled beads, for more information on stone setting head over to our jewellery making tutorials.
Explore our range of jewellery making kits, with project ideas which you can easily customise with your favourite gemstones. Each kit has online step by step instructions and a handy one-click shopping list.