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Brazilian Piranha Agate

Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil!

Piranha Agate comes from the State of Parana, near Guarapuava, Brazil and appears to be closely related to what is generally called Brazilian Agate. The name is probably the gringo spelling of its location!

The agates are found in volcanic rocks from the Parana basaltic group and form the largest basalt flow on the earth.

Brazil has the most massive deposits of agate in the world and they are mostly found in southern Brazil, in the basalt flow of the Serra Geral Formation. This area has the largest known basalt flow on earth and the agates here are believed to be about 130 million years old.

Many rocks found in rivers of this region consist entirely of agate!

In past years an estimated 3000 tons per year of Agate has been mined in Brazil. 

Piranha Agates appeared in the rock world in the 1970's and are well-known for their intense colors, strong contrast, and excellent banding.

Agate is a member of the chalcedony family, or a microcrystalline quartz, and it has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. Agates make great gemstone cabochons for jewelry. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.

Metaphysical Properties: In general Agates are said to be stabilizing and strengthening. They improve memory and increase energy.

  • Brazil Piranha Agate Gemstone Large Side Drilled Bead Pendant #5 Brazil Piranha Agate Gemstone Large Side Drilled Bead Pendant #5

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Stone Bead Pendant #5

    Translucent semi precious gemstone Brazilian Piranha Agate. This larger oval shaped focal point gemstone bead pendant is drilled with a 4 mm hole near the top for hanging on your cord or chain, or adding into your bead creation! The lovely...

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  • Brazilian Piranha Translucent Banded Agate 52 mm Round Cabochon #20 Brazilian Piranha Translucent Banded Agate 52 mm Round Cabochon #20

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #20

    Round shaped translucent banded agate semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 52 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. It does have a natural flaw or vug shown in pictures. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone...

    $90.00
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  • Brazilian Agate Gemstone Translucent Cabochon Thin Oval #3 Brazilian Agate Gemstone Translucent Cabochon Thin Oval #3

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #3

    Oval shaped, very translucent with brown banding semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 49 mm by 13 mm and 5 mm thick. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Piranha Agate comes from the...

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  • Brazilian Agate Cabochon Suite or Set Black Banded Gemstones #7 Brazilian Agate Cabochon Suite or Set Black Banded Gemstones #7

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set #7

    This is a 3 piece suite or set of semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate cabochons from Brazil. It is very translucent with black and translucent clear banding. The center stone cabochon is a bowed triangle shape 19 mm long with 19 mm long sides...

    $120.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set Gemstones #4 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set Gemstones #4

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set #4

    This is a 3 piece suite or set of semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate cabochons from Brazil. It is very translucent with brown and translucent clear banding. The center stone cabochon is a bowed triangle shape 19 mm long with 19 mm long sides...

    $120.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Banded Agate Gemstone Designer Cabochon #14 Brazilian Piranha Banded Agate Gemstone Designer Cabochon #14

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #14

    Large fat pear shaped brown, black and clear banded semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 53.5 mm by 53 mm and 6 mm thick.   Very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone...

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  • Brazilian Agate Cabochons 5 Stone Suite or Set Gemstones #2 Brazilian Agate Cabochons 5 Stone Suite or Set Gemstones #2

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Suite or Set #2

    5 piece setThis is a 5 piece suite or set of semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate cabochons from Brazil. It is very translucent with brown, white and black banding. The center stone cabochon is a bowed triangle shape 38 mm (1.5 inches) long by 29...

    $200.00
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  • Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Round Gemstone #9 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon Round Gemstone #9

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #9

    Round shaped gray, black, white and clear striped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 28 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. Very translucent! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from...

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  • Brazilian Piranha Tramslucent Banded Agate Cabochon #2 Brazilian Piranha Tramslucent Banded Agate Cabochon #2

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #2

    Brazilian Piranha Agate shield shaped brown and translucent striped semi precious gemstone designer cabochon 31 mm long by 25 mm wide and 3 mm thick. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Piranha Agate...

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  • Brazilian Agate Translucent Fan or Candy Corn Cabochon Gemstone  #16 Brazilian Agate Translucent Fan or Candy Corn Cabochon Gemstone  #16

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #16

    Translucent brown and red included Brazilian Piranha Agate small round shaped semi precious gemstone designer cabochon 16.5 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. I love these fan or I call them candy corn inclusions! Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi...

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  • Brazilian Piranha Translucent Banded Agate Cabochon #7 Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #7

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #7

    Round shaped translucent banded agate semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate from Brazil designer cabochon 56 mm in diameter and 5 mm thick. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Piranha Agate comes from the...

    $125.00
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  • Brazil Piranha Agate Gemstone Drilled Bead Pendant #4 Brazil Piranha Agate Gemstone Drilled Bead Pendant #4

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Stone Bead Pendant #4

    Translucent semi precious gemstone Brazilian Piranha Agate. This tube shaped focal point gemstone bead pendant is drilled with a small 3 mm hole near the top for hanging on your cord or chain, or adding into your bead creation! The...

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  • Translucent Agate Cabochon Brazilian Small Pear #1 Translucent Agate Cabochon Brazilian Small Pear #1

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #1

    Small translucent pear shaped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate designer cabochon just 23.5 mm by 13 mm and 3.5 mm thick. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Pirahna Agate comes from the State of...

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  • Agate Cabochon Brazilian Piranha Designer Gemstone Small Oval #6 Agate Cabochon Brazilian Piranha Designer Gemstone Small Oval #6

    Brazilian Piranha Agate Cabochon #6

    Small translucent oval shaped semi precious gemstone Piranha Agate designer cabochon just 19 mm by 12 mm and 5 mm thick. Gorgeous Piranha Agate semi precious gemstone cabochons from Brazil! Piranha Agate comes from the State of Parana,...

    $8.00
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