This lovely bracelet composed of stunning Crab Fire Agate beads shrung next to Swarovski crystals and Black Jade. Adorned with Bali Silver components. To make the clasp even more secure I attached an additional T bar. The bracelet measures 20.50cm in total length. Please note size indicates stringing circumference, not inner circumference which is dictated by the size of the stones (hence fits 16-18 cm wrist).
AGATE - is a semiprecious gemstone, variety of chalcedony quartz. When chalcedony is variegated with with spots or figures or arranged in differently coloured layers, it is called agate, and if by reason of the thickness, colour and arrangement of the layers and it is suitable for being carved into cameos, it is called onyx. It comes in a wide range of colours including black, gray, brown, red, green, pink, blue, white and yellow. Agate can be flecked with colour, such as Moss Agate and is often banded, exhibiting layers of quartz crystals. There are a variety of popular agates including onyx, blue lace agate, and white agate. The word Agate comes from the Greek name for a stone originally found in the Achates River in Sicily (now known as the Drillo River). Agate has been found with the remains of Stone Age man in France from as early as 20,000-16,000 B.C. Historically Agate was used extensively in Egypt and Rome, in ornamental pieces and in jewellery. Considered a protection stone. It is believed to attract strength and offer protection from bad dreams, stress and draining energy.
CRAB FIRE AGATE - this stone emerged a couple years ago as "Fire Agate" and to avoid confusion with the true Fire Agate (that displays brilliant opal-like flashes of colour which are known as fire in the trade, rare and very expensive stone), it is now being referred to as Crab Fire Agate. Crab Fire Agate have glowing rusty orange colour with scattered veins of gray-white. The web-like pattern of white crackles is created via heat treatment and colour enhancement produces the fiery oranges and reds. Grounding and protecting stone with deep calming energy.
CRYSTAL - is a fine, high-quality glass invented in 17th century in England. In order to be considered crystal rather than simple glass, the product must contain at least 10% lead oxide. The lead oxide is attributed to providing the glass with extraordinary qualities of brilliance.
JADE- is an opaque semiprecious gemstone which is usually found in shades of green, but can be also found in shades of white, grey, black, yellow, and orange and in delicate violet tones such as lavender and rose. As early as 3000 B.C. Jade was known in China as 'yu', the 'royal gem'. It has always had a very special significance in the history, art and culture of the Chinese empire. In ancient Egypt, jade was admired as the stone of love, inner peace, harmony and balance. Nowadays it is regarded as a stone of serenity and a traditional charm for gardeners, Jade is said to ensure bountiful harvest.