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Botryoidal Cabochons

Botryoidal Cabochons


In  these unusual stones the crystals are very tiny, and they grow in formations that resemble knobs, valleys, and hills. They are known as Botryoidal formations (Bot tree OY dal, from the Greek word meaning "resembling a bunch of grapes"). I am pleased to offer uncoated Botyroidal Agates, whose warm quartz colors are totally natural, as well as coated pieces. The application of silvery Moonbeam (lighter) and Moonshadow (darker) titanium coatings, highlights the formations and makes for extremely unique gemstones. Note: In the photos of the coated Moonbeam pieces, the agate surrounds look black due to the camera lighting, but actually they are a shiny dark silver. Our latest additions are the incomparable Smithsonite, a zinc carbonate with additional elements that give it various colors. This translucent stone was named for Sir James Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Institution, who first identified the mineral in 1802. Smithsonite's knobby surface has a wonderful, almost glowing luster. It's not a hard stone (4-4.5), so it should not be used in heavy-wear jewelry.

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Moonbeam Botryoidal Agate
This natural quartz agate is coated with silvery titanium. Several pinprick-sized chips are visible ..
$50.00
Moonbeam Botryoidal Agate
This natural quartz agate is coated with silvery titanium. Uncoated polished back. ..
$60.00
Moonbeam Botryoidal Agate
This natural quartz agate is coated with silvery titanium. Uncoated polished back. ..
$50.00
Moonbeam Botryoidal Agate
This natural quartz agate is coated with silvery titanium. The polished surround is dark silver in..
$48.00
Moonbeam Botryoidal Agate
This natural quartz agate is coated with silvery titanium. The polished surround is dark silver in c..
$40.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
This stone is translucent, so patterns can be seen through it. Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$34.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
This piece has a small natural cleft (indent) on the underneath edge, which can be covered with a b..
$38.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$34.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$34.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$32.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$32.00
Natural Color Botryoidal Agate
Polished back. From Indonesia. ..
$16.00
Smithsonite
This piece is glorious, in shimmering pale pink. Mined in Mexico. ..
$85.00
Smithsonite
This lustery pale pink piece has a small natural hole, perfect for a design accent or a bail. Its b..
$75.00
Smithsonite
The addition of copper gives this glistening piece its teal color. Unpolished back. Mined in Mexico..
$90.00
Smithsonite
Pretty in glistening pink, this piece has a flat, partially-polished back. Mined in Mexico. ..
$50.00
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