Agate Art

I love the trend of agate used as art. Gems and stones are so unique and beautiful but they can be really expensive! This gorgeous Bernd Munsteiner Agate Carving from 1st Dibs is $9,750, and rightly so since it's hand carved by the same artist whose sculpture is in the Smithsonian. This is definitely a piece for a crowd that I'm not privy too and that's okay because there are some gorgeous knock-offs of agate art that are beautiful... and much more affordable. Here are a few of my favorites: 

I love this trio of indigo agate stones. The mat is beautiful and I like that it can be hung vertically or horizontally. I think these would look great in a pair behind two nightstands. At $125, I think this is a great deal, especially for the really nice three-window mat.

This pair of agate stones are mounted on bright white mat with an antique gold wood frame that really highlights the stones. At $199 each, they're not exactly "cheap" but for a really unique real agate, I think they're a great option!

Another good trio that is a good price point, is this set. At $150, I think they provide a warmer, more natural stone option for a room in warm tones with rich wood, greens, leather and gold.

This set of six agate stone shadow box sets is on sale for $595, which is another expensive option but if you really wanted a statement piece that covers a large area, this is a great option. I also like the variation of colors between the stones that would work well to create some subtle color in a neutral palette, especially that leans modern + masculine.