Dyed gemstone with a partial metal plating added.
approximate hole size: 1mm
approximately 46 beads per strand
Agate is a form of banded chalcedony that is very popular in the jewelry-design community due to its vibrant colors. This stone naturally occurs in a wide variety of bright tones, although Agate is often dyed since it holds color well. Most Agate is sourced from the United States, often found in the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest regions. Metaphysically, Agate is used to stabilize emotions and energy levels. Many gemstone enthusiasts also believe that wearing Agate can bring a sense of inner safety.