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quartz and silver 2This is a beautiful, clear, natural Quartz crystal and silver pendant to use as a necklace or for crystal healing and insights (or both!). Approx. 35 mm long including bale (or approx. 1 1/2") and approx. 15 mm. (a bit over 1/2") wide. Exclusively for our friends and fans, please remember you can use code 14123 for a 20% discount on this or anything else in the shop!

 

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A is for Agate, in this case, Moss Agate, which is a type of quartz, with some of the best coming from India.  It is not technically a true Agate, because it isn't 'banded', or 'striated' with stripes moving horizontally across the stone.  In India, beads are closely tied to religion; Hindu code mandates the wearing of certain jewelry for specific occasions.  The wearing of beads conveys status and wealth, and the beads are believed to have protective powers. Moss Agate is a stone that would be helpful to almost anyone.  It is excellent for healing, including healing from addictions.  It can also assist in bringing goals to completion, or fulfilling one's intentions.  In India, beads are closely tied to religion; Hindu code mandates the wearing of certain jewelry for specific occasions.  The wearing of beads conveys status and wealth, and the beads are believed to have protective powers.  See just one example of how a talented beader/jewelry designer can transform a simple stone such as a Moss Agate into a beautiful creation, at Silver Sage Arts:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103031533/carved-jade-moss-agate-and-sterling?ga_search_query=moss%2Bagate

 

 

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