Agate has been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Such agate, when cut transversely, exhibits a succession of parallel lines, often of extreme tenuity, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stone is known as banded agate, riband agate, and striped agate, and is exemplified in these beads.
Necklace With White Agate Beads
A restrung necklace with Western Asiatic beads made of white agate. The agate beads are a range of sizes, featuring a rhomboid shape. The necklace terminates in two lovely granulated gold beads and a modern clasp.
Overall length: 48 cm. Wearable length: 24 cm. Diameter: 16 cm
Condition: Excellent condition.