Agate is a type of microcrystalline that can be characterized by the fineness of the grain and its bright colors. Agate is most often associated with volcanic rocks and is common in certain metamorphic rocks. Agate quartz and the beads that are made from them are renowned for the bands of color that intersect with alternating bands of quartz. This creates a beautiful look to the agate beads that gives the beads a unique quality that ensures stunning jewelry. Given that no two beads are similar since the formation of the crystals is reliant on nature rather than manufacturing, you can be assured that each bead is its own work of natural art. It is the fact that each bead is unique that makes them highly sought after.
The agate beads come in a plethora of different colors to match the rainbow. Whether in black or brown, red or yellow these beads are vibrant and mesmerizing to look at. Artisans also apply dye to some of the beads to create even more variety in their color scheme.
Given that agate is formed naturally, you can rest assured that each bead has the look and polish of high-quality pieces of jewelry. Since these beads can be considered relatively inexpensive, this means that jewelers can create affordable pieces that carry the elegance of high dollar jewelry. These beads can be fashioned into necklaces, pendants and bracelets. Given their durability, the wearer can be confident that these pieces are rugged and made to be worn. Long believed to have metaphysical properties, agate beads are thought to promote such things as bringing one’s energy into balance, courage and protection or an increase in longevity. No matter what you hold to be true, agate beads are sure to be a beautiful addition to any jewelry configuration that you can dream up.