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~ Raspberry tube agate cab ~

Offered here is an exceptionally gorgeous cabochon of raspberry tube agate, from Mexico. This highly figured agate is seldom seen and hard to come by, and I must say I like it a lot! It was mined at the Crown Of Silver psilomelane claims as an extra added bonus. The deep raspberry coloration is due to the infiltration of rhodonite, so the miner tells me. This unique example has several dark tubes, eyes and dots of psilomelane in its sparkly crystalline agate base, along with some subtle fortifications in white and clear agate, and tendrils of lovely raspberry red moss. It is very translucent, as illustrated by the backlit photo, giving this one a fascinating dimension of depth. Several natural drusy voids running diagonally across the stone really set this one off, adding plenty of character to spark the designer's imagination in you. The cab has a well rounded dome of 6.5mm, a boldly versatile designer shape, and a fine glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 45x25mm
Weight: approximately 42 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale


raspberry tube agate

Raspberry tube agate

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