ArizonaFireAgate

Fire Agate Gemstones, Rough, Specimens and Fine Jewelry

37 Sales

ArizonaFireAgate

Fire Agate Gemstones, Rough, Specimens and Fine Jewelry

37 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner We are currently out gemstone mining and have our stores offline. Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to visit our Fire Agate website at www.FireAgate.us

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Last updated on Oct 9, 2014

We are currently out gemstone mining and have our stores offline. Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to visit our Fire Agate website at www.FireAgate.us

Tom

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Cassandra Ortiz

Cassandra Ortiz on Feb 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I am so pleased, this cab is sooooooo beautiful. I appreciate the extra little gift as well, thank you!

labradoritegem

labradoritegem on Jan 31, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

EXCELLENT GEM , EXCELLENT PLACE, EXCELLENT MAN !! A REAL NICE PLACE TO BUY A REAL NICE STONE. KEEP GOING TOM !! :)

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About

Striving to bring Fire Agate awareness to the world.

Fire agate, a variety of chalcedony with an ancient and fiery beginning, is an all natural gemstone found only in certain areas of Arizona, northern Mexico, and other parts of the southwestern United States. Approximately 24-36 million years ago these areas were subjected to massive volcanic activity during the Tertiary Period. The fire agates were formed during this period of vulcanism when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock, often forming a botryoidal (grape-like) growth.

Fire agate gemstones have beautiful iridescent rainbow colors, similar to opal, with a measurement of hardness on the MOHS scale of between 6.5 and 7 which prevent issues of fading, cracking and scratching. The vibrant rainbow colors found within fire agates, created by the Schiller effect as found in mother-of-pearl and fire opals, is caused by the alternating silica and iron oxide layers which diffract and allow light to pass which forms the interference of colors known as fire. Besides the thin limonite and/or geothite iron oxide layers, there is no actual objects inside the gemstones, the fire agate visual effects arise from light interference within the microstructure crystal layering of the gem.

Fire Agate Gems are one of the hardest gemstones to produce, taking highly skilled lapidary skills and the creative talents of a true artist. Dedication, patience and time will be needed if you plan on producing quality fire agate cabochons, but the the final rewards are truly spectacular.

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  • Maricopa Mining LLC

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    Located in Maricopa, Arizona. Owner and operator of www.FireAgate.us We currently operate multiple gemstone mines within the southwestern United States and have access to some of the best Fire Agates in the world.

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Last updated on November 1, 2012
Providing quality fire agate gemstones, lapidary carving rough, mineral specimens and jewelry for the retail and wholesale markets. We strive to help educate and bring awareness of Fire Agates to the world.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment Policy: We accept all forms of PayPal payment.
Shipping
United States: For orders under $100 a $5.35 cost for USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box. For orders between $100-$250 a $6.95 shipping cost for insured USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box. For orders over $250 a $9.95 shipping cost for insured USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box with signature confirmation.

International: Allowable International orders are available to a PayPal verified shipping address via insured, registered, USPS International Express Mail or USPS International Small Flat Rate Box, with both signature confirmation and return receipt required. Please contact us for a shipping quote prior to purchasing. The regulations governing the shipment of precious gemstones and jewelry vary greatly (see http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm) and shipping expense can become very costly so we encourage our International customers to obtain a U.S. Address at one of the many US shipping companies such as www.bongous.com, www.myus.com or www.shipito.com
Refunds and Exchanges
Return Policy: We offer a 100% satisfaction guaranteed on all our sales. We offer a 14 day return policy with no restocking fees. Your complete satisfaction is important to us! Should you not be satisfied with your merchandise for any reason you may return it within 14 days after receipt and receive a refund. Items must be returned in thier original condition. If you would like a refund on your purchase, you must contact us within 14-days of receipt of the mechandise.
Additional policies and FAQs
Miscellaneous: Customers are responsible for any required local sales, or use tax, in their jurisdiction. International buyers are responsible for any and all required tariffs, taxes, custom duties and any related importation fees.

About Us: We are located in Arizona, one of the few locations in the world where Fire Agates can be found. We currently have four active fire agate mining claims and access to some of the best fire agate material available. When quality counts then please consider our fire agates.