Grape Agate or Grape Agate suggests that it is an agate variant, but nothing could be further from the truth. Grape agate is a chalcedony! Where the word grape comes from goes without saying that the, usually purple, balls look like a bunch of grapes.

How is grape agate formed?

Grape agate is found deep underground in limestone. Here the quartz has been melted by thermal water and cooled and solidified after a connection with other minerals. During this process, the chalcedony in the cavities takes on the simplest shape it can get, namely a circle. In places where there is less space, it fills up and 'flaps' are created.

Some examples from the collection

Where does grape agate come from?

Grape agate is only found in 1 place in the world. Namely on Mamuju Beach on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was first found here in 2016, which is why not everyone knows it yet.

What colors does grape agate have?

Grape agate generally has a purple color. This color is the most loved by everyone, but actually the least special. In addition to purple, there are also the colors green, blue and white.

How does grape agate get its color?

As mentioned, the formation of the grape agate takes place deep underground. Other minerals can also be found here, when the quartz connects to these minerals it gets a different color. The white grape agate is actually the quartz in its purest form. The purple grape agate is created by the connection with Manganese, green grape agate by the connection with iron silicate and blue grape agate is created by the connection with both.

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