Fire Agate Beads
This stone emerged a couple of years ago as "fire agate". To avoid confusion with true fire agate (which is rare and very expensive), it is now increasingly being referred to as "crab fire agate". No matter what you call it, this is a truly unique and beautiful stone! Crab fire agate beads have a glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of gray-white. Rather than having the distinctive banded appearance of many agates, crab fire agate has a “crackled” look. The web-like pattern of white crackles is created via heat treatment, and color enhancement produces the fiery oranges and reds. Some of the beads are translucent and seem to glow from with within.