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~ Malawi blue agate cab ~

Offered here is a cabochon of Malawi blue agate, also known as blue chalcedony, from Africa. The price of rough material this nice has skyrocketed in recent years, but I'd buy it anyway, if only I could FIND any worthwhile! Most of the Turkish stuff doesn't hold a candle to the Malawi material, in my opinion. This stone features lovely translucent blue coloration, along with some cloudy dots. The highly polished shape causes light to bounce around beautifully within the stone, and at certain angles, it does appear to have a bit of adularescence. It's almost opalescent, and certainly very gemmy! Like a lot of blue agates, this stone tends to be moody, appearing even more intense and deeper in color when viewed in low lighting. It has a well rounded dome of 5mm, a designer 'catseye' shape, and a brilliant glassy polish both front and back.

Size: 57x16mm
Weight: approximately 34 carats

Price: SOLD See current gemstones for sale


Malawi blue agate cab

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