Blue Agate Stone Slice Necklace
A heavenly slice. Blue agate slice is horizontally suspended from strands of Sworovski crystals and Czechoslovakian Picasso art glass beads. Toggle clasp. One-of-a-kind. Made with Love in NYC.
Necklace approx 18" ; Agate approx 3½ " x 1¾
Known for stabilizing, strengthening and grounding
Agate is a mineral of the Quartz group, and applies to several varieties of banded stone. The word comes from the river Achetes in Sicily, where in ancient times, people found many of these stones. Found to have been used by Egyptians before 3000 B.C., agates have also been used in jewelry in ancient India.
Glass making in the Czech Republic is a historic cottage industry. These glass beads continue to be made by hand today.
Leaded glass is formed when lead oxide is added to molten glass before it is blown or molded. After hardening, the glassware is often hand or machine cut with facets designed to look like natural crystals.