These banded agate earrings are a combination of beige, gray and black. They are triangular shape and measure approximately 1” long by 1/2” wide and are framed on the back in 18k gold vermeil with French clip (post with clip to keep it firmly on the ear).
Agate is a variety of chalcedony. It is formed from layers of quartz and many are banded of layers of various colors. It is the birthstone for September and the Zodiacal sign of Gemini.
Ancient civilizations believed that wearing agate would make them invisible and would protect them from danger. In Roman times it was believed that wearing agate as an amulet would also insure a great harvest. For many years agate was believed to be a healing stone as well as one that would bring prosperity.