This image was taken of an Arizona Fire Agate ~ a form of chalcedony. Approximately 24-36 million years ago the areas near the Harquahala Mountains in AZ were subjected to massive volcanic activity ~ this was during the Tertiary Period. The fire agates were formed when hot water saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rocks. A botryoidal texture or mineral habit is one in which the mineral has a globular external form resembling a bunch of grapes. Each sphere (grape) in a botryoidal mineral crystals grow radially around the nuclei at the same rate, appearing as spheres. Eventually, these spheres abut or overlap with those that are nearby. These nearby spheres are then fused together to form the botryoidal cluster.
Using high magnification lens we capture images deep within the microscopic typography of the stone and can transport the viewer into a micro world, far beyond what the naked eye perceives. Then we transfer those images onto luxurious fabric for "Stone Scarves”! Chiffon, lightweight and translucent, is the material of choice for our scarves as it allows for the printed design to be visible on both sides. The ultra-sheer fabric is printed using ecologically-safe transfer sublimation inks that provide vibrant color and strong wash durability. The printing process consumes no water and uses non-toxic bio-degradable inks. (We recommend washing machine with phosphate free detergent on a warm or cool delicate setting. Tumble dry low or line-dry)
Select size either (approximately) 36"x52" or 26"x72 and we will ship your beautiful scarf to you!
All of our macro photographs are of our own stone; cut and polished, exposing the natural beauty inside.
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