Large white banded agate…
Agate is a type of chalcedony in the quartz family, which often occurs in volcanic lava rocks. They form in concentric layers and bands similar to tree trunks and may appear as eyes, scallops, or visually resemble landscapes. The folklore of many ancient civilizations rumours that wearing agate would protect from danger. Agate was thought of as the stone of strength in the ancient cultures.
Necklace 12 beads, 18th-19th century large white banded agate from Nigeria originally mined in India and traveled over Islamic trade routes as high value currency.
Length 31 cm
Weight 390 gr