Agate "Eye" 14k Gold Jewelry
This has got to be the BEST agate eye we have seen in a very long time! Size: 1 " W X 3/4" H (to the bottom of the bail) X 3/8"D, Weight: 6 grams. Click on image to enlarge. Agates are semi-precious gemstones that are a variegated form of chalcedony - which is silicon dioxide in the form of microscopic fibrous quartz crystals. Agates naturally develop when an empty pocket inside a host rock fills in molecule-by-molecule, layer-by-layer as these microcrystals self organize to form concentric bands or other patterns. The colors and arrangement of the microcrystals are influenced by changes in pressure, temperature, and mineral content that occur during the formation process. Unlike other gemstones, each agate is unique. Even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in color and design.
Agate "eyes" are a mysterious agate characteristic and are believed to be formed when most of the silica gel drains from the cavity, leaving only a droplet that "beads up" on the inside wall of the cavity. This droplet crystallizes into solid chalcedony "eyes". Comes with black velvet crystal jewelry box, information, authenticity, and matching chain. Possibly one of the "coolest" gifts imaginable!