Beautiful Agate Gemstones Naturally Resemble Snapshots of Landscapes

Agate is a popular gemstone that's a banded form of finely-grained Quartz. Known for its vibrant colors and patterns, the translucent rock delights with its subtle, multifaceted beauty. One variation of the beloved stones features tiny, abstract scenes that resemble mountains, rivers, and skies. This has earned them the nickname “landscape agates,” and in them, small, fascinating snapshots of the natural world are captured.

There's an incredible variety of landscape agates, appearing in different hues, shapes, and patterns. These characteristics create distinct places that depict sandy deserts, calm oceanscapes, and the sun setting behind a forest where dark, feathered marks mimic silhouetted trees. With these unique, picturesque views, it's no wonder that the gemstone is popular for collectors and perfect for accessories.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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