Showcasing Agate Geodes with drusy centers set in sterling silver, with Ethiopian Opal cabochons set in sterling silver just above the Geode as an accent. Dangle earrings. 30mm long = 3cm.
Stand not included.
Agate is a variegated class of Chalcedony, usually displaying different color bands or other patterns- though some Agate is not patterned and displays opaque translucency. Agate was first discovered by Pliny in 77 A.D. and was named for the River Achates in Sicily.
Chemical composition: SiO₂ with other polymorphs of silica; Hardness: 7
Although Opal is still considered a mineral for historical reasons it is actually not a true mineral. It is amorphous, having no definite chemical composition or chemical structure, and is therefore referred to as a “mineraloid.” The composition of Opal is numerous tiny silica spheres stacked and bonded with silica and water called hydrated silicon dioxide. Once solid, Opal maintains a water content of 3%-21%.
Chemical composition: SiO2 · nH2O ; Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Silver was known as Argentum in ancient Rome, thus its abbreviation as Ag. It is a member of the copper group.
Chemical composition: Ag; Hardness: 2.5-3
Agate provides for the balancing of Yin-Yang forces and for the balancing of the physical, emotional and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It assists one in bringing clarity to self-assessment and the examination of circumstances relevant to one’s well-being.
Opal amplifies one’s own energies and has been used for centuries as a vision stone. The iridescent properties of Opal reflect one’s deepest thoughts and feelings for examination, making this stone a perfect tool for profound inner work.
Silver increases poise, patience and intuition. It is a highly conductive metal that enhances lunar energy and the sacred feminine. Silver amplifies the qualities of gemstones it is paired with.
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