Blue Lace Agate
.Blue Lace Agate is a "banded" Agate composed of varying shades of blue, white, and colorless layers of chalcedony and crystalline quartz that swirl through each stone. The soft blue color is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing. The swirling bands are quite distinct in the stones chosen by Miriam. Some specimens from Romania and South Africa have coatings of tiny sparkling druzy crystals. The delicate light-to-medium blue and it's swirling pattern remind Miriam of the glistening snow and ice along the shores of Lake Michigan during the heart of winter. This lovely natural stone was discovered in Namibia in the early 1960s, and is reportedly becoming harder to find – and is one of the most rare and sought after forms of Agate.