Grapevine agate is a treasure of Gobi stone, which is produced in the area of Suhongtu, Alashan League, Inner Mongolia. The texture includes agate, Jasper, opal, quartzite, etc. It is named for its agate like shape. The stone is hard and has a Mohs hardness of 7. It is crystal clear, colorful and unique.
【规格】： 重量: 8kg 高:33cm 宽度:18cm厚度:14.5cm
[Specification]: weight: 8kg height: 33cm width: 18cm thickness: 14.5cm
Grape agate is very precious because of its hard texture, crystal clear, unique shape and rare output.
"Out of shape". The shape of grape agate is lifelike, similar to the coveted grape string and grape pile, which is the most valuable for appreciation and collection.
Enjoy "texture". On the basis of "shaping", grapevine agate "grape cluster" and "grape grain" are crystal clear, warm and moist, with a sense of jade quality, so they have a high appreciation value.
Enjoy the color and size of "grape bunch" and "grape grain". The "grape grain" grain in the grape agate is similar to the ripe grape. It is purple red, full, thick and well distributed, which is very imaginative and ornamental.
In recent years, with the hot sale of Gobi stone in Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia, there has been an upsurge of investment and collection of grape agate in the ornamental stone market, and this upsurge is unprecedented. At present, the grape agate with moderate volume in the market, if it has good shape, fine texture and no damage, can be found everywhere at the price of 10000 yuan, 100000 yuan or even millions of yuan.
Agate was called "hematite" in the Han Dynasty. There are many countries in the world that abound in agate, such as India, the United States, Brazil, etc. In China, agate is also widely distributed, mostly in Yunnan, Hebei, Xinjiang, Liaoning, Ningxia, Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia and other regions. Fuxin, Liaoning Province, is known as the "agate capital", and the "agate Lake" is also formed in the desert of Inner Mongolia.
In geological history, agate can be formed in every stratum, whether sedimentary rock or igneous rock. There are many kinds of agates. Generally speaking, the band, color, crack, impurity, sand core, transparency and block weight are the grading standards. Among them, the water tank agate is the most precious. No matter what level of agate, red, blue, purple and pink are preferred, and it is required to be transparent, free of impurities, cracks and sand cores.
Grapevine agate is the product of submarine volcano eruption 200 million years ago. They are all colorful, including rust red, purple and transparent color. These natural agate balls are piled up like strings of grapes, so this kind of desert stone has the reputation of grape agate. What's more, there are some agate beads like fish eyes on some grapes. Since the discovery of grape agate stone in 1995, this kind of peculiar stone has been quickly favored by the collectors and the stone admirers.
Grape agate stone is a new kind of Stone discovered by Alashan stone friends in 1980s. It is difficult to find it now because of people's excessive mining. This agate ornament jade is transparent and moist; those extracted from the rock are not honed by sand and wind, so the stone skin is not smooth and needs oil immersion to show gorgeous skin, which is unique and rare.