Red Agate Cameos, hand carved in Italy


For more than one reason February is associated with red and hearts – Pierotucci is embracing the challenge to show you something red every day. Just a little reminder to Go Red for Women and take care of your heart.

Brooch and Cameo Pendant handcarved from Red Agate in ItalyTraditionally speaking agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving and cameos. Though legend will have it that agate improves memory, concentration and stamina these are not the reasons why Agate is chosen for cameo carving.   The beauty of the red agate is the variation of colors that come out as the stone is carved and polished.

Agate, which is also Chalcedony is known by many forms. No gemstone is more creatively colored and striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.

Here are three examples of the variation of colors available in the red agate stone.

Hand carved Italian agate cameo from Pierotucci

Hand carved Italian agate cameo from Pierotucci

Handcarved  red agate cameo from Italy

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Become aware, check out the site http://www.goredforwomen.org to learn more about heart disease and symptoms of a heart attack.

special thanks to http://shimmerlings.com/gemstones/agate.htm for their definition of Agate in such an easy manner to understand.

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Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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