Statistics About The Most Expensive Agate

The most expensive agate ever sold was the Beleza Imperial, which fetched $225,000 per carat in 2011.

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"Agate is the banded form of the mineral Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz."

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"Agate sits at a 6.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale."

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"The most expensive agate, called Blue Lace Agate, can cost up to $58 for a single stone."

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"Some rare forms of agate, like the Fairburn Agate, can be priced up to $1,000."

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"Metaphysically, agates are believed to balance emotional, physical and intellectual energy."

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"Fire Agate, a type of agate with a brilliant inner fire, can cost hundreds of dollars per carat."

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"Moctezuma agate, a uniquely patterned agate, can cost up to $500 per pound."

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"Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon."

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"In ancient texts, the agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet; it was also believed to quench thirst and protect against fever."

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