Open Agate.

Warmer weather calls for longer nature hikes with my dog, frolicking through dirt, streams, and rocky terrain. On occasion we come across knotty wood branches and glittery stones set in the DC regions red clay soil. Agate reminds me of these discovery adventures. Wikipedia shares with us that agate is a microcrystalline variety of quartz found in various kid of rocks. Over 3,000 years ago, Sicily was the place to be to find beautifully colored crystal forms. Thanks to creative designers and retailers beyond the valleys and streams, we can find agate wonders from our own home computer.

Cougar Agate Necklace | $98

Cougar Agate Necklace | $98

Thank you Samantha for wearing agate so beautifully in such a cat-like way with this bold Jaimie Rodriguez Cougar Agate Necklace. You earthy glamour NYC gal! Maybe even better and more “POW” is this shaggy pink agate, pearl, and 18K plated silver choker from Neiman Marcus.

Devon Leigh Pink Agate Necklace | $790

Devon Leigh Pink Agate Necklace | $790

Okay, so you prefer something more subdued but equally beautiful to rest your eyes — check out Barneys for my next purchase (yeah right). A square white agate is hugged by gold band and chain. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Ghost Agate Necklace | $395

Ghost Agate Necklace | $395

Now that you’re all dressed up with no where to go, have dinner on the deck with these candleholders, also from Vivre. They will look awesome set amongst the towering oak trees and a summer Rose wine.

Agate Candle Holders

Agate Candle Holders

Bring on the cheese in crackers (love me some Chedda’). This flat slice of heaven in a cheese plate is from Jayson Home & Garden and also makes the perfect gift for a friend.

Agate Cheese Plates

Agate Cheese Plates | $60-$75

Last but not least in home decor – this agate style is officially added to my look book list. Its a mink shagreen tray with a wild agate handle made in the Phillipines and designed by R & Y Augousti for Barneys. Has an Asian ring to it.

Mink Shagreen Tray | $440

Mink Shagreen Tray | $440

And after all of the online searching for the perfect cut of agate, try these on for a post stroll with the dog and a pop into the wine shop so you can celebrate – bubbly – naturally.

Bo'em Agate Sandals | $225

Bo'em Agate Sandals | $225

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