Collection Name: Agate Raw Stone Collection Category: Agate
Collection price: RMB bargaining
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Agate protolith is a kind of colloidal mineral with ribbon structure. The main component of agate protolith is silica. The fracture is shell-like, transparent to translucent and glassy. Agate stone can also be forged into different implements.
Ancient Indians saw the color and beautiful patterns of agate very much like the brain of a horse. They thought it was a stone made from the brain of a horse. So Sanskrit called it "horse brain". Before the Han Dynasty, agate was called "Qiong", "Chiqiong", "Chiyu" or "Qiongyao". Since the Buddhist sutra was introduced into China, translators have skillfully translated it into agate, considering that horse brains belong to jade.
Agate is a colloidal agglomerate of silica, often with circular concentric filament linear or parallel strip structure. It's harder than crystal. This kind of hard, compact and exquisite gemstone with beautiful color is the first-class raw material for carving arts and crafts. It has very high economic value.