Shimmering faceted beads of Mexican Crazy Lace Agate with its crazy colors and crazy patterns has been paired with sunny faceted rondelles of Citrine to create this beautiful necklace. I have used gold-plated Pyrite beads between the Crazy Lace Agate beads and thin gold-filled wafers to highlight the Citrine beads. A pair of matching earrings completes the set.
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. Mexican Crazy Lace Agate is a variety of banded agate is mostly yellow with layers of creamy browns, reds, grays and even black.
Citrine is a warm and energizing beautiful yellow stone, named after the French word for lemon ‘citron’. It is a variety of Quartz, the varying shades of yellow formed due to varying levels of iron and exposure to heat. Citrine is the birthstone for November and the wedding anniversary stone for the 17th year.
Length: 18 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.14"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 8 mm round faceted Agate beads; 5 x 7 mm faceted Citrine beads.
Earrings: On 14 K gold fill lever backs and 2 inches from your piercing.
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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