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red agateJust perfect for your Halloween creations -- these Red Agate Evil Eye beads are of stone that was formed from layers of silica from volcanic cavities. Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone. Each strand offered here has 16 round faceted beads, with colors ranging from red to amber, as shown. Each bead is approx. 10 mm. with an approx. 2 mm. hole. Each strand is $10, but for a limited time, take 10% off with the code HALLOWEEN at checkout.

 

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ChrysocolaThis gorgeous teal blue cabochon (approx. 30 high x 38 width" mm.) is of stabilized Chrysocolla, a hydrous copper silicate found in several places in the world, including Russia, Nevada in the USA, the Congo, Chile, Israel and Mexico. Often confused with turquoise, chrysocolla is often found in unusual multicolor combinations as well as in blue or green.

We LOVE this dramatic specimen and can envision it paired with Chrysoprase and Cherry Quartz, or whatever natural gemstones and/or precious metals your heart desires! Now listed at $60, but don't forget our 20% off discount just for our friends and fans; use Coupon Code 14123 at checkout!

 

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