1.1" Blue Lace Agate Pendant (Necklace) - 925 Sterling Silver

This is a wonderful, 1.1" tall (including loop) Botswana agate pendant. The agate has been shaped, polished to a glossy finish, and set in 925 sterling silver. It comes with a 24" long, silver plated snake chain necklace.

The chalcedony veins that these pendants are created from, formed by hydrothermal deposition within large cracks in the Karoo Whitehill Formation of Namibia, Africa. These cracks are caused by a fault that runs through the area.

Agate is a variety of microcrystalline quartz (chalcedony) that displays translucence and in some cases banding. Agate primarily forms when silica-rich fluids fill pockets within rock and/or fossils, resulting in deposition of the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns as the composition and impurities of the fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers or rounded layers, depending on the surfaces available for deposition.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Chalcedony var. Agate
LOCATION
Namibia, Africa
SIZE
Pendant: 1.1 x .7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#228645