Nature never fails to capture our hearts and ignite our creativity. As a small, fine jewelry business, we often look to the living world for inspiration. From the angular peaks of the mountains to the fluid waves of the ocean, we are constantly storing these precious sights in our minds and withdrawing them when it comes time to design our jewelry. As of late, one particular precious gemstone has piqued our interest — moss agate. This extraordinary stone presents as a capsule of earthy moss. Its unique and very distinct moss-like patterns give this stone its name. If nature has a similar grasp on you as it does us, we invite you to explore moss agate jewelry.
What Is Moss Agate?
Moss agate belongs to the quartz family, a vast and naturally occurring group of minerals that can be found worldwide because they are composed of silicon and oxygen. Furthermore, within the quartz family, moss agate is known as a variety of chalcedony. When quartz gems are formed with crystals that are too small to be seen by the naked eye, it is referred to as chalcedony.
The Appearance of Moss Agate
Moss agate often touts a soft cloudy or colorless body with an almost translucent appearance. What truly makes it unique are the spindles of green and brown that climb across the stone, much like the way moss clings to its host. These marbled inclusions resembling moss or foliage give the stone its beautiful appearance. Thanks to the small chalcedony crystals, the stone feels perfectly smooth. Moss agate is truly a miniature intricate landscape locked inside gemstone for safekeeping.
Anueva Launches Moss Agate Capsule Collection
If mother nature bestows such gorgeous gemstones upon us, the least we can do is show our appreciation for these treasures. At Anueva Jewelry, we love to create jewelry that represents the world around us — the very same world that created the precious gemstones we showcase in our earthy creations. While we often craft with diamond and sapphire, we also love to venture into nature's playground and work with other materials from time to time. We recently launched our first-ever capsule collection of moss agate rings, and we're so excited to share it with you! These mossy beauties are perfect for those seeking organic, earth-inspired jewelry.
Caring for Moss Agate Jewelry
To ensure the longevity of your moss agate jewelry, it is essential to care for it properly. Scoring a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Hardness scale, it is susceptible to scratches and should be worn with care. Avoid exposing the stone to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures. Clean it gently using a soft cloth and mild soap. When not wearing your moss agate jewelry, store it in a fabric-lined box or pouch to prevent scratching. And when you are wearing it, be prepared to field lots of compliments!
Shop Nature-Inspired Jewelry
Our moss agate jewelry, alike many of our other pieces, is a testament to the magic of nature! Browse our available moss agate jewelry, or perhaps wander over to our full collection and see if anything else calls your name!