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Marfa Plume & Bouquet agate designer gem 10/17/2016 01 - 42 x 33 x 5.4 mm - 38 carats - Texas has some of the most beautiful stones in the world. This rare plume and bouquet agate comes from Marfa and is one of my favorite materials. This big, bold and gemmy treasure is exotic even for Marfa, with delicate three dimensional black and white plumes and flowers suspended in near transparent agate with a beautiful nearly fortification with a play of light called parallax - also known as "shadow". This gem has a high, beautifully rounded dome, girdled sides and flat beveled back all with high gloss luster. This one just makes me happy. There a some subtle surface imperfections around the inclusions but they are almost not noticeable and do not detract from the beauty of this magical stone. Here is a video clip to see the stone in motion: $120.00 shipped to USA - paypal

This cabochon was published as part of a group photo in Rock and Gem Magazine's "Parting Shot" Jan. 2017.

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