Yellow Agate & Pewter Necklace and Earrings Set
Necklace: single strand of two different shapes and sizes of pretty Yellow Agate beads (dyed, small rounds and large faceted irregular shaped graduated beads with an interesting dark matrix) strung with decorative Pewter Bali-style accent beads and terminating in a large easy-to-maneuver decorative Pewter lobster clasp (necklace length - 21 1/2", adjustable up to 24" with the use of the included silver plated brass extender chain)
Earrings: small round Yellow Agate beads (dyed) and decorative Pewter Bali-style beads hanging from decorative floral motif connector beads and dangling from silver plated stainless steel fishhook ear wires (earring length - 2 1/4")
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.