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Mineral: quartz
Gem: blue lace agate (cryptocrystalline)
Size: 27x41 mm & 23x38 mm & 19x31 mm
Carat: 57+ ct & 46.8 ct & 30 ct
Cut: cabochon
Origin: Africa
General Info: Agate (achates) was named from the river Achates, now the Drillo, in Sicily, where the stone was first identified. It is cryptocrystalline quartz (micro crystals) usually with a banded pattern (although not always).
Additional Information
Blue lace is a seam agate coming from Kenya, Africa. It has vary nice pattern and gets it's name form the lace like structure. Good quality is sky blue with light blue to white banding. It is not available in wide seams but typically runs from less than 1 inch to about 2 - 3 inches.

All cabs cut by the author. I use it as a center material and rarely cut individual cabs. I just like it with other materials. The first two cabs have blue lace centers with a purple moss agate (yellow moss) borders. The third cab is a doublet with blue lace on one side and lavender/green jade on the other (black agate backing).