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ornate heartsTwo ornate 'puffy' silver heart beads, hollow in the center with holes at top and bottom for stringing. Each is about 1" wide and lightweight. Sold as a set of two. I will consider selling them separately -- so let me know if you'd like to buy only one for $19.00.

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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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