10mm Round Gemstone Bead - "Ancient Cellar" Red Agate #21-880-021

SKU 21-880-021
10mm round gemstone beads, "Ancient Cellar" enhanced red agate. Warm autumnal shades of brown, red, orange, yellow and cream, with classic agate patterns: circular "eyes" and crazed wavy lines, and mixed tranlucent and opaque layers. Reminiscent of the hues and textures that you might see if you stumbled into an ancient underground cellar. There are 36-44 center-drilled beads per 15-16" strand. Bead hole size: approximately 0.5-1.2mm
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Brand: R & T
Bin: WH-I-07
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Agate: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate. This distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony is composed of quartz layers. This composition varies greatly and can be of many colors. The other chalcedony family, jasper, has less-regular patterns and is less defined than the agates. Another difference between the two is that agates tend to be translucent (or at least contain translucent bands), while jaspers are generally opaque. This distinction stems from agate being composed of microscopic "fibers" of crystalline quartz while jasper is made of microscopic "grains" of crystalline quartz. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk.

Agate is said to be named for the place it first was found — along the River Achates (now called the River Drillo) in Sicily. In ancient times, agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Some believed that agate would render the wearer invisible, and due to its strength and durability, it is used for making ornaments or for astrological purposes. Agate is a cooling stone and is said to cure insomnia, protect against danger, promote strength and healing, and ensure a healthy life. The major sources of agate are Australia, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. The gemstones of Minnesota (Lake Superior agate) and South Dakota (Fairburn agate) are agates.


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Approx. Size

10mm

Approx. Hole Size

0.5-1.2mm

Additional Specs

36-44 beads, 15-16" strand

Material

Ancient Cellar Red Agate

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