Oh the beauty of banded agates! No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than Agate, a variety of chalcedony quartz (a type of quartz that is composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite) that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. They are formed between 225 and 250 million years ago. Patric Rozario creations allow you to examine the surface of a cut agate for a few moments and get right in with the depth of it to appreciate fully the beauty of the colors, patterns, symmetry, depth, mineralization, the energy of it … the energy of the Agate. Enthralling and mesmerizing.