Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Red Agate Druzy Pendant


This agate druzy (a bead actually--the topper swirls cover the hole) is a warm, carnelian red with a small diamond-shaped druzy pocket in the lower left quadrant. Isn't it pretty? The top is almost flat and has a hig polish. I've border wrapped this gemstone in 21 gauge square sterling silver wire and used a series of swirls and loops to deccorate and also to cover the bead hole. A hidden bail in the rear is large enough to accommodate most chains.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 2 1/2" from top of bail and is 1 1/4" wide.

Note: Agate is a form of chalcedony, often banded, that comes in an amazing variety of colors. It forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. Agates are found throughout much of the world; the most famous mining of the mineral in Germany’s Nahe Valley. It was highly valued as a talisman in ancient times and is said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Ancient Persians used agates to divert storms. Some use agate to achieve success in international trade!

Most agates occur as nodules in ancient volcanic rocks or lava where cavities where filled by silicate and zeolitic minerals deposited in layers upon the walls of the cavity, with the first deposit forming the outer skin of the agate. When the deposition process does not proceed to the point of filling the cavity, a hollow space is left causing a geode. The interior of the geode can be encrusted with amethyst or quartz crystal. Banding found in Plume Agate, Sagenite, Thunderegg, and Tube Agate is caused by silicate (green) iron oxide or limonite (red), and is referred to as banded agate, riband agate or striped agate.

Thundereggs have a knobby rind of drab, siliceous rock and a cavity filled with agate . From the outside they appear nondescript, but when sawed open and polished they may reveal the most exquisite and colorful designs ranging from five-pointed stars to miniature gardens.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

red agate druzy pendant

P774 - SOLD

If you have questions about this piece or any other design
including custom requests, please email me.




Last updated 22 November 2009

Web Design by D & D Productions
Santa Cruz, California

All contents Copyright ©2006-2009. All rights reserved.