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

This is a wonderful, 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 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
Namibia, Africa
Pendant: 1 x .65"