Brazilian Agate Trends Include Bookends, Slices and More

2012 May 3
by Pikes Peak Rock Staff

Brazilian agate + bookends + wholesaleWhen it’s time to stock up for the summer tourist crowd, most rock shops go back to the same old products from their wholesale supplier.  While this might work for some store owners, there are countless new products added to your supplier’s catalog every year.  Take Brazilian Agate, for example.  When it was first introduced, buyers looked to it for break-at-home geodes and the occasional metaphysical ornament.  Then came the brightly colored wholesale agate slices that every supplier had available, but few people were looking beyond the decorator piece and seeking out Brazilian agate bookends.

A word about Brazilian Agate

Agate is probably the best-selling rock on sale today; probably because it’s available in so many different products.  Jewelry makers use agate pieces to make beads and pendants, collectors prefer cut geodes and colorful agate slices; but the most interesting use for wholesale Brazilian agate is the everyday household item.  Agate can be chiseled and shaped into bowls, candleholders and bookends quite easily, which make a powerful statement as decorator pieces in the home.

Unique uses for wholesale Brazilian agate

In addition to the striking Brazilian agate bookends on sale at Pikes Peak Rock Shop, many shoppers seek out agate for its metaphysical properties.  Whether it is found in its natural colors, including red, brown yellow and orange, or it is hand colored with bright hues of blue, green and purple, agate is known for its protective properties.  It has a strong connection to the earth and thereby reduces feelings of envy and strife in relationships. In addition to its grounding abilities, agate’s cleansing aura lends balance to an individual’s physical, intellectual and emotional lives.  While eliminating negativity, it also stimulates perception and analytical skills.  As a result, wholesale Brazilian agate has become a favorite item for retail rock shops.

Visually, agate is banded like the trunk of a tree with concentric circles of chalcedony, an opaline shell-like substance.  Iridescent quartz fibers extend vertically within each of the band layers, lending color and vibrancy to the stone. Some collectors prefer the natural gray tones of Brazilian agate, while other look for brilliantly dyed slices of polished agate.

Find out what makes wholesale Brazilian agate and agate bookends such a hot seller.  Which agate items are a “must” for your summary inventory? Check out the selection at Pikes Peak Rock Shop today.

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