There is something so serene about these dyed Agate beads. Of course, the fact that they are dyed in patterns to resemble the ancient mystical 'Dzi' beads of the Tibetan people, might have something to do with it. I love the beads. I formed them into a bracelet with copper spacers between them. Closure is by a Copper-plated trigger clasp and a short extension chain. A copper-plated 'Om' charm and a Goldstone carved flower hangs at the toggle. So earthy and organic, made to calm the restless.
Agates are very fine crystalline quartz and are very durable semi-precious gemstones. Since Agate is laid down by nature in layers, they are often found in creatively striped. Agates are found all over the world and since ancient times have been considered a powerful healing stone, often worn as a talisman or amulet. Generally associated with courage, prudence and strength of emotion. It is the stone for the Zodiac sign of Gemini, and also for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversary.
Copper has been long known for its therapeutic value in the relief of arthritis and joint pains. Many believe that wearing Copper jewelry provides soothing and healing for such pain. Copper is associated with the Zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra and with the planet Venus.
Goldstone is a man-made gemstone with specks of Copper suspended in a glass matrix.
Length: 7.5 to 8.25 inches. Guide to sizing Bracelets: Using a measuring tape, measure snugly (not too tight) around the wrist just below the wrist bone. For adults add 3/4th to 1 inch to above measurement to determine the bracelet length. This is the length given above.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand professional quality beading wire with Copper crimps, and crimp covers.
Bead size: 10 mm Agate rounds; 9 mm carved flower.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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Photographs by Michael Santerre.
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