Plume Agate Handmade Box
Every box in this category is unique and and hand made in St. Petersburg Russia, by the most well known artist, in his field.. The top of this hinged box is covered with a thin slice of exceptionally high grade of Plume Agate from Morocco.
Material: Top - Plume Agate, Morocco
Material: Sides /Bottom: Black Serpentine
Measurements: 3-3/4" wide x 2-1/4" deep x 1-1/2" tall
Made in: St. Petersburg, Russia
Agate is a variety of silica composed of alternating layers of various colored chert or quartz. Agates were named after the Acate River in Sicily where the stones were originally found. The most accepted theory as to how these Agates formed is that as lava cooled, gas and steam accumulated to form bubbles or cavities. For many eons, water that carried silica penetrated the copper and iron-bearing rock surrounding the cavities, filling them with irregular internal layers. Finally, the whole mass hardened, ending a 50 million-year-long process and leaving beautiful, interesting stones for collectors to find and enjoy.