Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The ELEGANCE COLLECTION - Simple and Dainty !

Crazy Lace Agate oval beads and tanzanite colored Crystals join with silver plated accents to make this 20 inch simply elegant necklace.

The necklace is finished with a silve platd Toggle clasp.

Silver plated French Hook dangle earrings with matching tanzanite colored Crystals complete the set.

Crazy Lace Agate is one of many varieties of cryptocrystalline Quartz that fall under the general group referred to as "Agate." The variety that has been named Crazy Lace tends to have, as the name implies, lacy patterns that are fairly random. Much of the material found on the market today has colors of banding that tends to be various shades of white and gray with some blue, however material from older collections displays a wide variety of bright colors, but predominantly reds and browns mixed with whites. Some of the bands in Agates can be translucent to transparent. Occasionally Agate nodules will have hollows inside that have small drusy Quartz Crystals projecting from the walls. A specific Crazy Lace Agate that contains blue and white stripes is also known as Mexican Agate, coming from Chihuahua. It is an attractive, white, opaque stone, with blue patterns like a beautiful, multicolored paisley cloth. Sometimes when cutting this stone, the connection between individual bands is not that strong. When successfully cut, however, it creates beautiful and unique stones with fascinating patterns.

Czech Crystal is also used in this set.