Crab Fire Agate Bead Carnelian Briolette Teardrop Focal Crackle Beading Diy Necklace Pendant Etsycij White Orange Glowing Bicolor

Crab Fire Agate Bead Carnelian Briolette Teardrop Focal Crackle Beading Diy Necklace Pendant Etsycij White Orange Glowing Bicolor

8.00

This Focal Bead is Double Sided!!!
Beautiful Piece!!! Nice Focal bead!!!

Size 30mm x 22mm x 5mm
weight - 35.980 carats
heat treated
hole size - 1.5mm
Mohs Hardness 6-7

Crab Fire Agate is a type of Spiderweb Carnelian Agate. As such, it shares the properties of Carnelian. This stone emerged a couple of years ago as "fire agate". To avoid confusion with true fire agate which is rare and very expensive (about $500 for a quarter-sized piece), it is now increasingly being referred to as "crab fire agate".

Crab Fire Agate has a glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of gray to white. Rather than having the distinctive banded appearance of many agates, Crab Fire Agate has a "crackled" look. The web-like pattern of white crackles is actually created via heat treatment, which also produces a color enhancement giving them their fiery orange and red coloring.

Crab Fire Agate has a trigonal crystal system and is the mineral class of oxide in the quartz group. It is a form of Chalcedony that contains iron and is formed in areas of alkaline and acid volcanic rock out of magmatic silicic acid solutions that contain iron.

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