Silver and Stone

'Nox' Pendant

€65,00 EUR

About your pendant

Large deep blue banded agate wrapped in sterling silver in a crisscross design. 

About the stone

Agate was given its name by a Greek philosopher (Theophrastus) who first discovered the stone along the shore of the Achates river in Sicily, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BC.  Since then it has been widely used in jewellery , as well as other decorative purposes.


Agate is found in a lot of different colours, with a wide variety of patterns, including bands, swirls, and zig-zags.  


Wendy Jeffries Designs - red banded agate example Holy Grail of Valencia

The image on the right shows just one example of an early use of agate.  The Holy Grail of Valencia, carved out of a deep red banded agate, sometime between the 4th and 1st century BC.  It is currently held in the Cathedral of Valencia.  The cup, while a popular pilgrimage point, has not been attributed any supernatural powers.

 

Features

  • Pendant comes on a sterling silver diamond cut Figaro chain
  • Stone measures 30x40mm

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