I picked up some very fine agate in Nova Scotia. Fine because when
cut it is perfectly clean and uniform in color.
The color is the part that is extremely difficult to describe. The
base color of the cut cabochon is a kind of gray, blue lavender,
brown. But the unusual part is that it has a clear line of
chatoyance that is a rather peach and/or orange color and then when
white light is viewed through the side of the stone, the light is
split into a red and a green line of light that plays across the
side of the stone. I have cut two stones. One has a single line of
chatoyance, the other is bigger and has three lines.
Has anyone seen anything like this? I’d love to know what to call