MUSEUM GRADE 4.6 lb. Mirror Polished Deep Translucent PIRANHA Agate Geode!

Regular price $218.00

This is one of the largest and cleanest of the larger Piranha agates that we've had the pleasure of working in many years! It's a truly gorgeous and truly flawless agate of immense size with stunning color and a classic full fortification pattern framing a deep crystal lined geode cavity. This big agate nodule also features a flawless, beautifully weathered rind. This one really is a top end collector piece and has been in my own personal collection for more than a decade. This stone appears slightly darker with indoor light than it turned out when shot in full sun, but it's simply gorgeous in any light! This is an excellent, truly museum grade, extra large Piranha area Brazilian agate specimen that really shows off our unmatched polishing skills! These relatively dark and richly colored versions of Brazilian agate are among my favorite stones to work. The color combinations found inside the highly translucent Piranhas are among the finest of any fortification agates collected anywhere on the planet! While the photo is full of reflections in the mirror polished face, the color transitions in the stone itself are liquid like and the surface so highly polished you can't quite tell where it starts as you stare into it!! The camera couldn't even decide whether to focus on the stone or the mirror image in its reflected face!

Many vendors use words like "mirror finish" loosely to describe any polished stone, but look carefully at the second photo and you'll see hints of the unequalled quality of our lapidary work!! The finish is so perfect it appears wet!! This massive full pattern, full skin agate nodule really let us show off our craft! A truly gorgeous piece of natural artwork!

This is a really large nodule cut from an absolutely unique Brazilian agate boulder I finished recently. It's impossible to appreciate this stone for what it is simply from the photo which means some lucky collector is going to be absolutely thrilled with the treasure they take home soon! This is a mirror finished, large specimen with ever deeper shades of smokey blue and earthy orange that fade through several other amazing shades of color. The back of the stone is completely natural, showing the rough exterior skin of a giant, highly translucent blackskin agate. Both the skin and a very old weathered exposure of the agate itself are visible on the back. The picture can't come close - I hope your imagination can do the rest! The stone is very translucent and the translucent agate hosting the colors shows best in strong light.

This stone has been cut and polished in our shop to produce a quality finished product that is guaranteed to put the stuff you see in the retail shops to shame. As a dedicated (obsessive?) hobbyist, I've spent years perfecting my lapidary technique to produce mirror perfect finishes that look wet to the touch. You simply won't believe how good our polish is until you see it yourself! I've designed and built special laps that produce one of the finest, glossiest, flattest finishes to really show off the beauty of these natural treasures. This agate is fairly large and has good heft.

It measures about 7 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" high. It's a little over 4 1/2" from the face to the back of the boulder and weighs 4.64 lbs!