6mm Round Gemstone Bead - Antique Blue/ Brown Dzi Agate #21-886-040

SKU 21-886-040
6mm round "Dzi" agate gemstone beads in Antique Blue and Brown. Faceted and then polished, resulting in a lightly faceted look, similar to Czech firepolish beads. Our "Dzi" Agate beads are genuine agate beads that have been heat treated, dyed, sanded, laser etched, and faceted to mimic ancient Dzi stones found in India, Tibet, and other Asian countries between 1000 and 2000 BC. The treatments to these stones are permanent. Reproduction Dzi beads (sometimes called "Mock Dzi" beads) look great mixed with trade beads as well as modern beads. There are 60-74 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-10
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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

6mm

Approx. Hole Size

0.5-1.2mm

Additional Specs

60-74 beads, 15-16" strand

Material

Antique Blue Brown Dzi Agate

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