How to maintain agate stone:
Agate stone belongs to the category of gems. It is a high-quality jade carving material and a valuable ornamental stone. Fuxin, Liaoning, is one of the main producing areas of agate stone in my country and is known as the “Hometown of Agate Stone”. In 2004, an agate stone weighing 64 tons was discovered here, known as the “king of agate stone”.
First of all, be careful not to hit hard objects or fall off, and store them in a soft jewelry box when not in use. Try to avoid contact with perfume, chemical liquid, soap, or human sweat to prevent corrosion and affect the vividness of agate stone.
Secondly, pay attention to avoiding heat sources, such as sunlight, stoves, etc., because agate stone will expand when heated, and the increase in molecular volume will affect the quality of jade. Continuous exposure to high temperatures will also cause agate stone to burst.
In addition, agate stone should maintain proper humidity, especially water gall agate stone has natural water in the formation period. If the current surrounding environment is very dry, it will cause the evaporation of natural water inside, thus losing its collection of art and economic value.
Identification of agate stone:
1. From the color
The colors of artificial agate and natural agate have obvious color difference. The color of natural agate is pure and rich, and the color clarity is relatively high. From the appearance, the color is gorgeous and natural. Usually, there are red stripes on the surface of natural agate, and there are small red spots in the red strips. These red spots are very densely distributed. The artificial agate does not have these characteristics. The most obvious point is that the bottom of the artificial agate usually has a chrysanthemum-like pattern, and the color of the artificial agate is much darker than that of the natural agate. The surface of the artificial agate looks more colorful. It is turbid and has no gloss.
2. From the texture
Artificial agate is usually made of stone, so the hardness of artificial agate is very low, and the texture is usually much softer than natural agate. The most effective way is to rub the agate with jade, the natural agate will not change, but the artificial agate will have obvious scratches on the surface.
3. From the process
Generally, natural agate crafts have very strict production requirements during the production process. Both inlay and overall vision are relatively complete. Therefore, natural agate ornaments look perfect, with smooth and moist surfaces. There are many flaws and defects. The artificial agate has a soft texture, so it will cause damage to the original material in the process of processing. Usually, the surface of artificial agate jewelry will have some defects more or less, so here you need to be careful when buying Observed.
4. From the perspective of transparency
The lightness of human agate is very high. On the contrary, the interior of natural agate is more or less with natural clouds.
5. From the weight
The hand feel of artificial agate is not as heavy as natural agate, and it will feel light and light when weighed in the hand.
6. From the temperature of the hand feel
Hold the natural agate in your hand, the agate will slowly start to heat up from a cold feeling, while the artificial agate does not have a cold feel.