Beautiful agate. Will be a good birthday gift for a Gemini
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This is a natural well polished stone set in to base metal which is silver plated for long life.it is now ready to wear as it has a bail to be attached to a necklace.
Transulant clear look
Weight 53.70 cts app
SIZE 44 x 30 x 6 mm app
NEW SITE SO WE ARE OFFERING FREE SHIPPING.
Agate is a microcrystalline variety of quartz (silica), chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks but can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.
Colorful agates and other chalcedonies were obtained over 3,000 years ago from the Achates River, now called Dirillo, in Sicily.
The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shore line of the river Achates (Greek: Αχάτης) sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving, and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world.
Pete, received your agate and am very pleased with it. Sorry you are having trouble with PayPal. Alls well that ends well. Thanks, Curtis
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