Ashli Jewelers

August 23, 2010

Gemstone Picture Tiles – Add a touch of elegance anywhere

Agate (pronounced /ˈæɡət/) is a microcrystalline variety of quartz (silica), chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated withvolcanic rocks but can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.[1]

Colorful agates and other chalcedonies were obtained over 3,000 years ago from the Achates River, now called Dirillo, inSicily.[2] The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shore line of the river Achates (Greek: Αχάτης) sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC.[3] Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving, and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world; for example, archaeological recovery at the Knossos site on Crete illustrates its role inBronze Age Minoan culture.[4]

Ashli Jewelers is proud to announce the Agate Gemstone Picture Tile Collection.  Each Gemstone is unique in form, color and one-of-a-kind in the world.  Each is set together and solidly interconnected with a specially formulated resin-glue compound. Each tile cast in an aluminum frame. The tiles are durable for decades, do not fade and are resistant against moisture.  They can accentuate walls, floors, windows and be easily integrated into any environment. Add a touch of elegance anywhere…. Available in Blue or Golden.

Application Areas:

• In or on walls
• Integrated in stone – or wood floors
• In or on ceilings
• In or on windows
• Health and wellness facilities, offices, restaurants, private homes, etc.

Backlighting options:
Mood lighting is possible with Energy Efficient Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) Panels (thickness approximately 1 cm) in white light only.  Available in the following dimensions with 120V LED back lighting panel and mount hardware included:

• 15-3/4″ x 23-2/3″
- $1,995.95
• 23-2/3”x 39-1/3”  – $4,999.95
• 39-1/3” x 78-3/4” – $9,999.95
• Custom sizes available email to inquiries@ashlijewelers.com for pricing.

If you wish to speak with a customer service representative to order by phone or request additional information please call toll free 866.382.4907 x101.

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