Mixed Agate & Hematite Bracelet

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Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks of colour, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid.

Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every colour the earth can produce, including a colourless form. Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilisations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today.

Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilising and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, but they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonising yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
[Source: http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/agate]

This beautiful bracelet comprises 6mm mixed faceted agate rounds interspersed with 4mm non-magnetic electroplated hematite beads. It's finished with a gold-plated bolt ring clasp.

Measuring approx. 7" / 17.8cm in circumference, this unique piece is sure to be a favourite. With its range of earthy colours, it's the perfect accessory to any outfit.

Why not treat yourself to a one-off piece of handmade jewellery?