1/1 Antique Agate, Mali Clay, and Ostrich Heishi Necklace

At the heart of this necklace are select pieces of Antique White Agate--the newest of which date in or around 1500 AD.  The beads used in this necklace were made of rough stone that was mined in Northern Africa and cut into beads in India thereafter.  

Each stone is unique and 2 out of the 7 pieces featured in this necklace have an orbital sedimentary pattern known as an "eye". This design has been thought to protect the wearer from the evil eye in both modern and historical contexts. 

4 large pieces of Antique Agate, 3 medium pieces, 6 small pieces *(email info@ruminationsstudio.com to request close up photos of each stone and combined weights) 

Mali clay beads, Artisanal African Copper Rounds, Antique Ostrich Heishi 

31 inches total length


// About Agate

Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks. The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shoreline of the river Achates in present-day Sicily, sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Colorful agates and other chalcedonies were obtained over 3,000 years ago from the Achates River, now called Dirillo.