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Agate The Microcrystalline Variety Of Quartz

Agates are interesting gemstones, sometimes found in a single color and at other times like stone with layers of different colors. Agate is another of those stones that belong to the quartz family. The gemstone is often described as a quartz with microfibrous structure. If that technical jargon confuses you, just remember that the 6.5 to 7 hardness of agate along with the microfibrous structure work to make agates more strong and tough.

The river Drillo near Sicily is what gave Agate it's name, this river was called Aghates a long time ago. Centuries ago it was believed that agate reduces fever, this led people to place a piece of Agate in the bowls that were used to drink water. Please note that we do not recommend that, such practices be used to replace proper medical advice. Cameos and Intaglios originating in Rome and Greece were carved on pieces of the agate gemstone. Carved gems are today very popular, automated gemstone carving systems are responsible for large scale production. The value of these machine cut carvings will ofcourse be much lesser as compared to originals that are carved by skilled artisans.

Agate can sometimes have unique patterns and effects in the stone. Eye agates for example look very much like a natural eye. Lace agate found in different colors shows some very artistic and intricate design patterns. When you move away from agate gems that have mainly single color with no pattern, you enter the amazing world of colorful and fascinating agates. In this world, you can confidently claim that every piece of agate stone is unique. The exact patterns will never be repeated by nature, a mind boggling truth.

The deep brown agates which are almost a rust color, are often used in mens jewelry. While some religions attach special significance to such dark agate gems, the deep color impresses most men. Agate gemstones can also form the backdrop for intial rings and jewels that have symbols. For example, you can have a silver ring with a cross where the cross is cast in silver and fixed over a piece of dark brown agate. Having said this, we suggest that you choose a reputed jeweler when purchasing such jewels. Similar jewels coming from China have often found to have a brown plastic factory made base, there really is no agate stone in such jewels.

To ensure that you get good and natural stones, you need to choose the right source. Another thing that will help you is to find a gem provider who is also involved in custom making jewelry. With this combination you cannot go wrong, there are price advantages in getting the gem stone and the jewelry made from the same source. The Directstones online gem resource is maintained by Kaisilver, the world's leading online custom jewelry provider.

The Directstones project is aimed at providing custom cut gems to small gem stone buyers. With complete emphasis being given to wholesale gem volumes, the individual requirements of consumers or even professional jewelry designers is being ignored. We will gladly accept every gem order even if it is just for one single piece. We will procure rough and custom cut the gemstone according to your precise requirements. You can email us at for your requirements of agates or any other gem stone. There are no minimum order requirements related to order volume or value.

agate gemstone, large oval agate stone


A large agate gem stone suitable for a pendant or broach. Agate stones of this color are often used to make men's agate pendants or agate rings. The size of this awesome oval agate is 26mm x 18mm. The gem  stone is flat at the bottim and has a weight of 17 carats. You can ofcourse request us to cut agates or any other gems in the shape and size that you need. This big agate is priced at just 40 U.S$. Buy just the loose agate gem stone or request for a complete jewel to be made with it. Agate is also available in banded color form.

lace agate gem stone, loose agate stones


A gorgeous lace agate gem stone, natural and untreated. We can confirm this as this agate gem was custom cut inhouse from the original rock. A whooping size of 22mm x 16mm and a depth measurement of around 9mm. The price of this lace agate gemstone is just 35 U.S$ (per piece), and you can buy as many pieces as you want. Single piece orders are also welcome. The weight of this gorgeous lace agate stone is about 22 carats. This piece has some transluscence and is not entirely opaque. Custom cut agates can be ordered in all shapes and sizes.


Who Is Kaisilver?

With a spectacular online track record that extends over 8 years, Kaisilver is today widely accepted as the global leader in online custom jewelry. A team of over 3,500 skilled craftsmen and gemstone cutters works on all custom jewelry orders received by us. Seven top notch designers drawn from five nations ensure that buyer requirements are well understood no matter which part of the globe they come from. This wide expertise allows us to produce high end jewelry of all types, modern, traditional, historic and even antique. The gemstones used in our jewelry are not leftovers, they are not drawn from a fixed inventory. We have instead developed and built a close network with the world's largest sources for gemstone mining and manufacturing. This gives us priority access to over 200 million carats of gems. In the majority of cases, fresh batches of gems are first made available to us. We then pick the cream of the lot and the remaining gems are returned to the gem manufacturer, that is the produce that then hits local markets in various countries.

So why then have many people not heard of Kaisilver. The reason is simple and straight forward. At Kaisilver we do not believe in spending big bills on advertising and publicity gimmicks. Though we do have fashion models and sportsmen in our customer list, we do not use them as sponsors for our custom jewelry. We realize that expensive showrooms and commission driven sales staff all add up on the price tag. The final buyer needs to bear all these overheads and this reduces the material value that the buyer derives for the price paid. We have as a policy, kept away from hiring sales staff. All customer service requirements are made by experts in gems and jewelry. We use customer satisfaction levels as a bench mark to measure staff capability and capacity. So it is customer satisfaction that keeps us in business and ensures a high growth rate.

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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