- This necklace is handcrafted from:
Green and white semiprecious agate slice,
14k gold plated cable chain.
- Measures 24 inches/60.96cm
Agate is the name given to many different kinds of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have “eye” markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world renown stone cutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century and still exists today. Agate is an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmonizing body, mind, and spirit.
I hope that you wear this necklace and feel harmony and balance in your life!
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
–Pedro Calderon de la Barca.