Collection: Agates, Slabs and Cabochons - for Display or Lapidary Arts

Agates, Slabs and Cabochons

  • Agates are sliced in half on a lapidary rock saw, and face polished to bring out the patterns and colors in the agate. There are many patterns that can be found - such as fortifications, tubes, dendrite, spherical, layers, bands and orbicular. 
  • Slabs are sliced from the host agate, into thin sections, usually polished on one side, but sometimes both sidesto take advantage of transparency in the agate.
  • Cabochons can be standard size ovals or rounds, or free-form, for use in jewelry, wind chimes, pendants and crafts. TUnique at Earthinsync are obsidian cabs - exceptional in that they have been domed and polished on both sides of the cabochon.