This stunning one-of-a-kind Top Shelf cabochon of top grade rare Orpheus Agate has beautiful rare colorful filamentous plume formations lightly packed in a base of clear agate and bands of golden Jasper and Green Seladonite. Shades of earthy greens and rich golds dominate, with very rare well defined string plumes in astounding and very rare colors for Orpheus Agate of Deep Reddish Orange, Padparadscha and lighter Golden Yellow. Orpheus Agate comes from Bulgaria and rarely found on the market. This striking cabochon is ready to become a high-end piece of jewelry or a top shelf specimen collector piece.
Orpheus Agate has definitely been one of my favorite materials to cut. It can be unforgiving, frustrating and heart-breaking as well as anything else I've ever cut, but it's also been so incredibly rewarding and so often surprising and jaw dropping when slicing into a new piece of unassuming looking rough. The cabochon offered here was definitely a part of one of those special moments of finding that never before seen treasure hiding in a simple, ordinary looking, and somewhat dirty greenish rock.
Orpheus Agate Designer Cut Cabochon
45.20 x 30.8 x 7.6mm
I cut this cab by hand and it's been polished to a high polish both front and back with slightly rounded bottom edges for easy and safe setting.
Note that all my photos were taken using full spectrum lighting, which does fairly well in replicating natural sunlight. However, almost all cut stones will look best and brightest in direct sunlight.
This rare agate comes from Kardzhali - Bulgaria. In 2004 the Agate exhibition in Munich found that Orpheus agate is unique in the world. Named after the ancient legendary Greek musical hero who frolicked in the area where the deposit is located. This unusual and rare stone from Bulgaria can be comprised of many layers of beautiful green Seladonite and golden yellow/brown jasper with some pockets of clear agate, with, on rare occasions, beautiful plumes within the clear agate.
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