Gemstones are not only suitable for jewelry but also furniture making as evident from the high attraction that people have for geode furniture pieces. Having geode tables at home or some geode artifacts and accessories is a mark of opulence and luxury that drive people towards it, and this has created a niche market which is growing very fast. The apparently uninteresting pieces of irregularly shaped geode rocks create a fantastic appeal when set inside homes and offices as an integral part of some furniture, especially tables that look stunningly beautiful. The spherical rock structures have an internal cavity lined with mineral crystals of gemstones of varied colors that reflect brightly when light falls upon it and looks fantastic. Calcite linings create the white looks while amethyst provides the purple hue and the more colorful agate create a plethora of colors.
People love geode
People’s love for geode is evident from the rising popularity of geode furniture that makes homes and offices look extraordinary. Even the most ordinary interior can transform into a beautiful space by using some geode furniture. The aesthetic versatility of geode makes it the most preferred terrestrial rock that can match with any interior décor scheme and enhance its appeal.
Geode has captured the imagination of furniture makers in using the rock pieces to create excellent furniture designs and styles that are one its kinds. Geodes are of two types- volcanic geodes and sedimentary geodes
Geodes formed in areas of volcanic activities have the most demand and are expensive too. Basaltic lava flows often create voids that are filled with quartz, agate, opal, and other material delivered by groundwater or hydrothermal water. Some voids have gases that could not escape the lava flow before the crusting of the surface. Some magma contains dissolved gases, and when magmas rise to the surface, it results in pressure reduction that makes the gases expand. When the magma erupts it releases a massive amount of gases but all gases cannot escape, and some remain trapped in the lava to produce a large cavity after the lava solidifies. Some other voids form when some liquid lava flows out after partial solidification. Some of the longest and largest geodes result from this process.
Geodes also exist in sedimentary rocks like dolomite, limestone and calcareous shale. A gas-filled void in such deposits serves as the opening for geode formation. The void creation in mineral materials is the result of the decay of tree branches, roots, shells, and other organic materials. The cavity or void created in this process is smaller than that created by volcanic geodes, and the cavities are filled with opal, quartz, agate or carbonate minerals. When the host rocks erode, it becomes easy to collect geodes. This happens more for limestone, basalt, dolomite, and shale that weather away quickly while the chalcedony and quartz form the outer layer of geode.
The information about the origin of geode should help you to judge the price of geode furniture because volcanic geodes are expensive than sedimentary geodes.