Pink and Black Agate Necklace and Earrings Set
Necklace: faceted diamond shaped Pink and Black Agate beads (dyed) interspaced with natural round Black Agate beads and tiny round Pewter spacer beads - terminating in a decorative Pewter lobster clasp (length - 21 3/4", adjustable up to 24 1/2" with the use of the included silver plated brass extender chain)
Earrings: tiny round Pink Agate (dyed) and larger round natural Black Agate beads - dangling from silver plated stainless steel fish hook ear wires (length - 1 3/8")
Agate - An agate is a crystallized rock which forms from Chalcedony, a kind of silica or quartz mineral. An agate is formed when water, rich in quartz molecules and other minerals, fills into small hollow spaces in rocks. These molecules later form microcrystals that attach to the sides of the hollow spaces. This process repeats several times until the rock is completely filled in. Because the process is repeated, banding patterns are often the result. Agate comes in many colors and is often dyed or heat treated. When dyed, the banding is not seen.
Metaphysical properties: Agate is said to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase the self confidence of the person using it. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test - or anyone else who has to call upon instant bursts of energy whether mental or physical. Agate is believed to balance emotion and calm the body, mind and feelings. It has general healing properties, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear, and also assists the wearer to express thoughts into spoken words. Agate is believed to help develop powers of eloquence. It is a stone of health and good fortune.