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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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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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