• Chinese carved agate phoenix belt hook - grading gem carvings

    Agate – Natural, Carved, Orange

    Wearable gem carvings can be functional as well as decorative, like this belt hook in the form of a phoenix, carved from agate. China, 1700-1800. On display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Public Domain.

    Article: Grading Gem Carvings

    Credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    GemstoneQuartz, Chalcedony, Agate
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCarved