This free form cut Deer Creek fire agate cabochon has a rare bright fiery red and orange color with tinges of a golden green fire in the center of the gem. This fire agate gemstone was cut by Thomas Cameron of Fire Agate US and carefully follows the natural botryoidal shape of the agate nodule formation. It weighs 7.8 carats, measures 22 x 10 x 3 mm, and refracts well in most good lighting conditions. Gem Grade: A
This stone originates from Deer Creek, Arizona, known for quality fire agate gemstones that often display vivid color variations. This polished gem is ready for final jewelry use or gemstone collection display. Photographs were taken indoors under lights and outdoors in sunlight while the gem was dry and to best display the internal fire.
The colors found within fire agates are created by the Schiller effect, as found in mother-of-pearl and opals. It is caused by the alternating silica and iron oxide layers which diffract and allow light to pass which forms the interference of colors known as fire. This play of color requires good lighting for best fire display and gems will appear darker in lower lighting conditions.
Grading: Fire Agate US gem grades are based off of a weighted point system. This system includes these factors: Color (# colors represented, color tone, fire pattern), Cut (quality of craftsmanship, finish, overall shape and usability of stone, % of surface with fire), Refraction (how much light it takes to 'fire up', brightness), Aspect (how well the fire displays from different viewing aspects), Size (weight factor), Unique Factors (sagenite sprays, inclusions), Flaws (cracks, areas of no fire). Available grades are D, DD, DDD, C, CC, CCC, B, BB, BBB, A, AA, AAA.
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About Us: Fire Agate US specialize in Fire Agates! We are located in Arizona, one of the few locations in the world where Fire Agates can be found. We currently operate multiple gemstone mines in the southwestern United States and have access to some of the best fire agate material available.