- Quantity for this listing: 1 strand
- Size: (Approx) 10mm
- Length: 15.5"
- Weight : (Approx) 53 g
- Condition : Brand New
- Sku#: ffn0369
- Agate is the birthstone of June. No gemstone is more creatively striped by Nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with trees. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect against fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Onyx which is reddish brown and white is known as sardonyx. Sardonyx was highly valued in Rome, especially for seals, because it was said never to stick to the wax. The Roman general Publics Cornelius Scipio was known for wearing it a good deal.
The color is as shown in picture mostly. You will receive a similar one as picture.