I just looked up crab fire agate for sale. I dislike using the
term fire agate when talking about it.
I just looked it up too and I agree.........but I have a solution.
There are loads of us on this site. We are for the most part all
jewelers. Why don't we all as a group, simply refuse to call it
"crab fire agate", (because it is not), and simply all call it "crab
agate"? They can invent names, we can invent names, or in this case,
adjust them. In any case, it was no doubt named by the guy mining
and cutting this stone and trying to sell it. Guess it sounded hot.
Should any of us hear anyone calling this stuff any kind of "fire
agate", we can gently correct them and point out the distinct lack
of "fire". Why denigrate a perfectly lovely stone to elevate an
exceedingly ugly stone in order to make it saleable? Agreed?
Lisa, (Plume agate used to be called, "skunk agate". Now that was a
good idea) Topanga, CA USA