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Natural Agate – Hakik | Origin – Yemen | Weight : (3-12) Carat

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Description

As a quartz crystal that’s present in vibrant, varied dyed colors, the Agate gem, also known as Sulemaanee Patthar in Hindi, hails from the steaming volcanic rocks. With a myriad of nanoscopic quartz crystals, it results in banded patterns and has been deemed as a semiprecious stone. Having been around for a very long time, the Agate crystal can be sculpted into beads and cabochons for usage in rings, pins, brooches, and other jewelry articles. For a minimalistic style, a classy agate pendant would do swell while for an evening casual party; an agate cuff would make excellent coordination. Agate is the ‘in’ thing in the fashion industry. Let it be your in-thing too!

Association
Agate sometimes plays a substitute for the Ruby gem that’s associated with the Sun.

Different Names
In Hindi, the Agate gem is known as the Sulemaanee Pattharstone. It is also called Aqeeqin Urdu.

Gemological Properties
Chemical Formula: SiO2 - Silicon dioxide
Crystal Structure: Cryptocrystalline - microcrystalline aggregate (trigonal)
Color: All colors, multicolored and banded
Hardness: 6.5 - 7 on the Mohs scale
Refractive Index: 1.530 - 1.540
Density: 2.60 - 2.64
Cleavage: None
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Double Refraction / Birefringence: Up to 0.004
Luster: Waxy - dull
Fluorescence: Varied based on bands: Yellow, green, blue-white; slightly strong