Trend Spotting: Dark Crystals

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Mystics say agates have the power to still thunder, but designers are using these earthly gems for the strength of their beauty alone.

ronze chandelier from Tuell + Reynolds 1.
This one-of-a-kind cast bronze chandelier from Tuell + Reynolds is fit with sliced slabs of Brazilian agate; $16,000, desousahughes.com.
Pietra Santa sconce by Philip Nimmo Ironworks 2.
Mixing translucent slices of agate with hand-wrought iron, the Pietra Santa sconce by Philip Nimmo Ironworks brings not only light, but also color to a room; $5,580, thomaslavin.com.
Tigela Agate bowl from RabLabs 3.
Keep your prized possessions in one place with the Tigela Agate bowl from RabLabs. Each is hand-carved in South America; $55, aplusrstore.com.
Single Roped Sun Duo necklace by Brook&Lyn 4.
The Surrounded Single Roped Sun Duo necklace by Brook&Lyn is made of Brazilian agates framed with a hand-crocheted rope; $215, brookandlyn.com.
Etage rug by Studio Bijoux 5.
Far softer than stone underfoot, the Etage rug by Studio Bijoux is made from wool and woven silk and is available in custom sizes and colors; $100 per square foot, studiobijouxdesign.com.

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