Various Types of Agate in Indonesia
Indonesia has become a paradise for onyx ring lovers. Agate fever is likely to continue. With the many types of agate found in almost all regions of Indonesia, it seems that this country will become a paradise for agate lovers. Not only hunted by domestic collectors, but, precious stone collectors from abroad have also begun to enter Indonesia to hunt various types of agate.
Of the many types of agate that exist, there are several types that are very popular for agate lovers. What kind of agate, do you have it? The following are some types of agate and their names.
1. Green Bacan Agate
Many collectors hunt this type of agate. The Agate which come from South Halmahera, North Maluku, precisely in Kasiruta Island area, is in great demand even as foreign collectors also hunt this kind of onyx. There are many advantages of this agate type which makes it much sought after and collected by agate lovers.
One thing that make it different from other types of agate is that this kind of agate can naturally morphose, and the longer it gets, the more beautiful it will. From those Bacan, the most popular one is bacan doko and bacan palamea.
2. Chalcedony Agate
Have special characteristics like shrouded by transparent mist, further adds the exoticism of this agate. Can found in West Java and Southeast Sulawesi area, this onyx seems complement the beauty of agate types in Indonesia. Beside found in the area above, recently chalcedony agate was also found in Pacitan area, East Java.
3. Kalimaya Agate (Black Opal)
The type of agate which is though soft, but still has high demand. Emitting color like diamonds, make this onyx be the number one hunted by many collectors. This type of agate is often called opal and can be found in India, Mexico, Australia and also Egypt. While in Indonesia, it can found in Banten.
4. Sapphire Agate
This kind of Agate is quite expensive and has its own market segment. Apart from its wonderful color, this type of agate is also considered to have properties that can calm the soul or mind. Thus increasing the price of the agate itself.
5. Topaz Agate
This kind of agate is also the excellent among precious stone lovers. Topaz agate has several colors such as; orange, yellow and reddish. This agate can found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Mexico as well as in Russia. For those who believe in the efficacy of agate, this agate can reduce the depression feeling.
6. Dareh River Agate
Agate from West Sumatra is very popular in Indonesia. Many agate collectors are very fond in this agate, even the leaders of the country were allegedly also wear this type of agate. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Barrack Obama were also mentioned wear this type of agate. The exotic colors and its beauty make this agate very expensive and classy.
7. Emerald Agate
This green onyx is also very well known among agate lovers. This type of agate has been known for thousands of years ago and usually used as jewelry onyx. The onyx with 7.5 scale of violence is very valued and glorified in the kingdom because it is considered as a symbol of prosperity as well as peace. So, it feels reasonable that this agate valued very expensive from the past until now.
Well, above are some types of agate that most hunted by collectors for now. And the proud is most of the precious agates are very numerous and spread in various regions in Indonesia.