High Grade Ocean Agate Beads 10mm x 15mm 16 inch Strand
The polish of these genuine Ocean Agate Bead brings out the sensational variety of colors that create their own unique color scheme. The mellow greens, shades of lavender, and maroon reds have that complex mix of color you might find in a silk scarf, or Victorian lampshade (just google it, you'll see what I'm talking about)! These Agate Beads are 10mm by 15mm with nice smooth edges and shine. They would look great and wear comfortably on beaded necklaces and chokers. They'd even do well on tennis bracelets. Let your imagination run wild. Please allow for a 1mm variance in size from the measurements given as the bevel can fluctuate slightly. Each strand of these Ocean Agate Beads is 16" long.
In ancient Persia, magicians believed Agate had the power to cast away storms. The people of ancient civilizations placed a special importance on Agate. Agate was used as a talisman, it was believed to quench thirst and it was believed to provide a cure for fevers. Bowls made from Agate were popular items in the Byzantine Empire and they were collected by the wealthy European royalty during the Renaissance.