Candy Agate Bracelet - Museum Shop Collection
Gem and Mineral Collection
According to Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher from the 3rd century B.C. , agate was first found along the Achates River, from which the stone also derives its name. Agate exists in a variety of colors and patterns which include: banded agate- named for its distinct bands, fire agate- for its orange-red color, and moss agate-for its likeness to moss. Some banded agates were cut to look like an eye, and were worn as protective amulets
against the evil eye. These valuable talismans were often handed down to descendents, serving as protection for generations to come.
Materials: candy agate, pewter findings with bright silver finish.
length: 7.5 inches
Made in the U.S.A.