Trending right now are agate and malachite gemstones, as well as geodes. We’ve seen these everywhere, and we love it! From entire bathroom walls adorned with giant installations to cabinet pulls, these materials do a rockin’ job of accessorizing homes. So, what are they exactly? Well, an agate is a variegated chalcedony semi-precious gemstone, often coexisting with onyx and opal. Quartz crystals are sometimes incorporated into the stone, adding to its sparkly character. Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral with varied green bands reminiscent of radiating water ripples. Geodes are known for being round and halved with beautiful quartz crystals inside.
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Whether you’re hosting happy hour or just upping the fancy factor of your favorite reality show, pizza, and wine, these gold-rimmed coasters add the right dose of glam.
Stuck between this “rock and a hard place” is where your books will love to be. These lovely pairs will look smart on your desk or a shelf. Looking for bolder color? They’re also available in blue and green!
The undulating curves of this beaded design remind us of banded agate. Place this neutral pillow on your bed or favorite lounge chair to add a soft touch of the gemstone trend.
This slightly psychedelic creation comes from the genius mind of Jonathan Adler. We can see this turning your powder room into a jewel box, accessorized with brass fixtures. If this feels like too much pattern for your walls, install it on the ceiling instead. Same effect, just a little less intense. It’s gorgeous either way. Also available in a more subtle gray.
Although it’s not agate-themed, this little 3′ x 5′ rug sure has the swirly ombre effect of a beautiful agate gem. It’s casual and neutral in color, so it will look great in a variety of homes.
Watches, jewelry, pencils, remote controls, and more—this clever box hides them all. Effective and inexpensive storage abounds, hiding in plain sight. These beauties can be found all over the interwebs, from crafters on Etsy to big box and luxury retailers.
The relaxing curves of this pair would be a beautiful addition to a beach house or over a soaking tub. They could also be hung in separate locations to spread the gorgeous effect.
Written by Emilie Kyle
Edited by Cassandra Reinhart