Layered Agate for the Pocahontas cameo

natural-layered-agatesNatural layered Agate used for the Pocahontas cameo presented to her majesty Queen Elizabeth

Here are four slices of layered Agate. This is how this gemstone looks before enhancement. Gemstone dealers use a combination of heat and permanent dye to alter the colors of the stone. For my cameo I needed to match the colors of the 500 year old Antique Cameo that was given to Pocahontas by using a natural un-dyed agate. The result was a great success.