Fabulous Crab Fire Agate combined with pink Freshwater Pearls and gleaming Swarovski Crystal are used to produce this one off piece of jewellery. The stunning bracelet measures 21cm in total length and closes with adorned sterling silver toggle clasp. Please note size indicates stringing circumference, not inner circumference which is dictated by the size of the stones (hence fits 16-18cm wrist). The bracelet comes with a 7cm long matching pair of earrings.
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.
FRESHWATER PEARLS- is an organic gem grown within oysters. Pearls are formed naturally by an oyster when a foreign object enters the shell and causes irritation to its soft tissue. The oyster forms a secretion around the object as a form of protection. The foreign object can be a number of different things including a grain of sand or a parasite. In time the coating builds up in iridescent layers. Cultured pearls are produced by artificially introducing a foreign object into the fleshy part of oysters, which become coated with nacre in a similar manner to natural pearl. Pearls are considered to offer a power of love, money, protection and luck. Pearls thought to give wisdom though experience and to cement engagement and love relationship.
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.