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Agate Geode & Opal Dangle Earrings

$68.00 USD
WH192317

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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