Rings, Gemstone, Natural, Banded Botswana Agate, Sterling Silver, 6.5/N - BEADED CREATIONS

Rings, Gemstone, Natural, Banded Botswana Agate, Sterling Silver, 6.5/N

Rings, Gemstone, Natural, Banded Botswana Agate, Sterling Silver, 6.5/N

The most royal of Agates, Botswana Agate is famed for its history, scarcity and beauty. These stones are mostly found in the Bobonong district of Botswana and are famous for the extra fine banding of white, black, shades of grey and occasional touches of pink or salmon hues. While some collectors only consider banded stones to be agates, others will include any multicolored forms of chalcedony in their collections.

Banded Agates such as this have been used for cameo and intaglio carving for thousands of years, with the layers of color revealed in carving paramount to the gemstone design. The banding revealed in agates is also appreciated for its beauty, while the stone's hardness is respected for its durability. Banded Agates, worn plain as well as carved, have been used as talismans and amulets since the rise of the ancient Greeks. Agate jewelry was discovered in the grave of the "Griffin Warrior," dated around 1500 BC!

Arachnophobes, rejoice! Botswana Agate is traditionally believed to ward off spiders. It's also commonly used to improve attention to detail, increase positivity and waken your sense of adventure. Agates were used in ancient times as talismans to protect the wearer from storms, to quench thirst and to bring good luck, all important things for surviving in the subtropics.

For proponents of energy work and crystal healing, Botswana Agate is believed to be beneficial for anyone connected to fire or smoke. In its raw state, Botswana Agate looks like the human brain. It is believed to stimulate the crown chakra.

While agate is a strong and resilient stone, it is not invulnerable. It is best cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft brush or cotton cloth. Do not clean agates using steam as the stone is sensitive to heat.

Cosmetics and perspiration can negatively affect the surface polish of agate gemstones. Be sure to put agate jewelry on after applying make-up and perfumes, as well as removing it before swimming or engaging in sports.

Store agate jewelry in a separate pouch or box to prevent it from damaging other stones. Do not store in direct sunlight or in a warm location.

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Beaded Creations® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

  • Gemstone: Banded Botswana Agate
  • Mohs Hardness: 6-1/2 to 7
  • Material: Sterling Silver
  • Stone Size: 16mm x 16mm
  • Size of Ring: 6.5 - N
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SKU: P46401C

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