Fire Agates Fascinating Allure – Two Jewelry Projects in Yellow Gold
Why is Fire Agate so fascinating?
Its earthy iridescence glowing gorgeously and mysteriously is what gets this Santa Barbara custom designer’s inspiration going. Today I’m sharing a couple of projects I’ve done with fire agate.
What is Fire Agate?
Fire agate is in the chalcedony family, pronounced (Cal SED ‘ny). It’s made up of layered quartz and impurities like reddish and brown hematite that gives it internal iridescence.
It’s transformed in the fire of lava or high heat, pressure and millions of years’ worth of earth’s crust movement.
What’s the Best Way to Set It?
I recommend that you use it in pendants and earrings, because quartz is softer that other gems.
I prefer the bezel style of setting to reveal it's beauty and iridescence.
Pearls Pair Well with Fire Agate in Custom Design
It was really fun to find pearls to go with Cynthia's centerpiece of Fire Agate. Her necklace looks great on her and people always need a second look at the amazingly different look of her center piece.
What's the Takeaway Message Here?
There are wonderful and unusual gem choices out there. This is an extremely beautiful one, but there are many more! Seek them out to have a more deep jewelry adventure in your life.
I like how you set the fire agates. They are quite unusual and seem like they would go with a lot of different colors.
Thanks Ed for your response. I’m always happy to get the guys viewpoint on gems and jewelry!
The fire agetes are so beautiful so filled with light, I have never seen gems like that Calla Gold you are a fantastic jeweler.
Cynthia’s necklace is simply beautiful. Good job! Wish it was mine!
Alison, I’m thrilled that you love it. It came out so great. Those earthy colors just grab me and it looks amazing on Cynthia.