1.35" Botswana Agate Pendant (Necklace) - 925 Sterling Silver
This is a beautiful, 1.35" 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 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.