A banded form of finely grained microcrystalline quartz, agate is distinguished by its unique colors and organic patterns. When replicated on furniture, these patterns make for a lively display, adding character and beauty to any room.

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This is functional art, if ever we’ve seen it! The Agate side table by Muranti is a layered mix of marble, wood, velvet and copper leaf. Mimicking a cairn, this table’s placement in any part of the home should instantly create a soothing ambiance. (by-pt.com)

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Make all of your guests green with envy over this Alden Parkes Graffiti cocktail table. The highly polished acrylic finish features swirls of jade and Kelly green, and sits on a polished stainless steel or brass-finished base. (designanddetailstl.com)

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John-Richard Collection’s Nicola painted-agate console features four reverse-hand-painted glass door panels that mimic agate. The panels and a black glass top sit within a glamourous Aztec gold-finished frame. (neimanmarcus.com)

Nancy Robinson is a contributing writer to Ladue News specializing in interiors and home d├ęcor.