1.2" Botswana Agate Pendant (Necklace) - 925 Sterling Silver

This is a beautiful, 1.2" tall (including loop) Botswana agate pendant. The banded agate was collected as a small nodule from the Bobonong District of Botswana, Southern Africa, and 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.

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 rocks and/or fossils, depositing the silica along the walls of the rock. This process can result in banding patterns, as the compositions and impurities of these depositing fluids change over time. These banding patterns can either form as flat layers, creating linear patterns known as waterline agate, or as rounded layers, forming more common ring-like patterns. These patterns depend on the surfaces available for deposition.
Chalcedony var. Agate
Bobonong District, Central District, Botswana, Africa
Pendant: 1.2 x .75"