Botswana Agate comes from Africa. It is found in a wide region and is collected after the wet season. It is harder to get large pieces now and most of what you can find comes in broken nodules. It is a fortification Agate and shows it's great banding well. A very hard Agate it takes a mirror polish with colors predominantly Grays, Plum, White, Red and Clear.

Botswana agate 565  : An amazing Botswana with tons of parallax shadow bands. This stone is SO gemmy even for Botswana. #gallery Botswana_agate_565

CAB 565

Botswana agate 566  :  You can see from the cut how I used the pattern of this stone in the shaping of it.  An excellent dark Botswana Agate.  There is a micro hairline fracture towards the tip on this stone. #gallery Botswana_Agate_566

CAB 566

Botswana Agate 1282  :  A lushious cab with as perfectly captured pattern. This stone is a sure fire winner. Line bot/left is light reflection. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1282

CAB 1282

Botswana Agate 1721 : What a Gemmy little stone with a great pattern. Nature took it's time with this one. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1721

CAB 1721

Botswana Agate 1760 : I just love Botswanas when they have the plum or reds inside.  Strong pattern and would make a nice earring to go with 1761. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1760

CAB 1760

Botswana Agate 1761 : I just love Botswanas when they have the plum or reds inside.  Strong pattern and would make a nice earring to go with 1760. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1761

CAB 1761

Botswana Agate 1762 : Botswanas patterns are lovely. Even this small chip polished up nice and could be used as an accent stone. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1762

CAB 1762

Botswana Agate 1763 : Botswana = strong patterns and glass finish.  Just love cutting this material. Botswana limits exports. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1763

CAB 1763

Botswana Agate 1764 : A very unusal soft patterned Botswana. Fractures are nuturally healed. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1764

CAB 1764

Botswana Agate 1928 : A new shape I made and love, long and elegant. This is a drop dead gorgeous cab!. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1928

CAB 1928

Botswana Agate 1929 : A little Plum with some parallax in this sweet stone. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1929

CAB 1929

Botswana Agate 1930 : Translucent Amber Agate and White Opal Banding set of this stone. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1930

CAB 1930

Botswana Agate 1931 : Classic Botswana with crisp bands and with a nice touch of color. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1931

CAB 1931

Botswana Agate 1932 : Another stunning Parallax shadow agate with fantastic contrast bands. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1932

CAB 1932

Botswana Agate 1933 : Translucent Amber Agate and White Opal Banding set of this stone. So pretty. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1933

CAB 1933

Botswana Agate 1934 : Beautiful stone with sharp parallax and a hard bevel on the stones upper edge #gallery Botswana_Agate_1934

CAB 1934

Botswana Agate 1935 : Translucent Amber Agate and White Opal Banding set of this stone. very gemmy. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1935

CAB 1935

Botswana Agate 1936 : A swirling pattern with a good parallax in this nice stone. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1936

CAB 1936

Botswana Agate 1937 : Very strong radiating lines in this sweet cab. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1937

CAB 1937

Botswana Agate 1938 : Such strong lines and pattern begging for a setting. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1938

CAB 1938

Botswana Agate 1939 : A fantastic pattern with parallax and high contrast. A sure winner. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1939

CAB 1939

Botswana Agate 1940 : Gemmy cab top to bottom this material is so amazing and the patterns to die for. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1940

CAB 1940

Botswana Agate 1941 : A lot going on in this killer cab.  A moss string divides strong patterns. So pretty. #gallery Botswana_Agate_1941

CAB 1941

Botswana Agate 2082 : I just love Botswanas when they have the plum or reds inside.  Strong pattern great color #gallery Botswana_Agate_2082

CAB 2082

Botswana Agate 2083 : A nice Tangerine Orange adds to this cab.  One feather fracture that is healed but I might go back and cut it out. #gallery Botswana_Agate_2083

CAB 2083