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Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving, and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world. Lace agate is a variety of agate that exhibits a lace-like pattern with forms such as eyes, swirls, bands or zigzags. Crazy lace agate is one of our most favorite stones!
Mexican Crazy Lace agate comes from the state of Chihuahua, where the agate is embedded in limestone. Due to the mining techniques used and how the agate is encrusted with the limestone, it can be very hard to find unfractured, solid pieces. Crazy Lace is usually slabbed by cutting against the grain so that the waves of colors are shown off.
Crazy Lace Agate pendant with a hand cut and polished cabochon by Beverly Jenkins