There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about these natural stones.
Origin of stone:
a set of varieties of quartz that have been grouped together to form this volcanic rock. Its name comes from “Achates”, a designation given to a river in Italy where the first agate stone was found.
Its origin is the red rive in Sicily. Although the gemstone was found in the Agate River, its name is Theophrastus of Eresos. The student Aristotle is said to have given the beautiful healing stone its name. Already mentioned in the Bible, it is one of the oldest gemstones worldwide.
It is believed that the stone owes its beautiful color to the presence of manganese, iron, and titanium, but other research suggests that the specific coloration is caused by delicate fibers of borosilicate which has since been dubbed dididumortierite.
Origin: occurs in the veins and cavities of mafic volcanic rock. It is a typical product of low-grade metamorphism. Primary deposits of prehnite are sourced from several locations around the world. Some of the most important deposits come from Africa (Namibia, South Africa), Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory), Canada, China, Germany, Scotland, France and the United States (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia).
Agate has been used as a gemstone for as long as man has made jewelry and in antiquity is was quite highly valued. It was the first gemstone ever written down in an ancient document and at least 3500 years ago Egyptians procured colorful agates from the Achates River on the Mediterranean island of Sicily (from which the modern name ‘agate’ comes from). Consequently the tombs of ancient Egyptian royalty are littered with agate ornaments and jewelry.
Hematite with Black Agate
All Natural Stones.
Handmade Jewelry by Virtu Spa & Wellness Owner,
You will notice that the names given to each set are familiar. These are cities and countries that I have traveled to and spent a great amount of time learning about the culture, people and especially the jewelry. I have collected pieces from all over the world, which has inspired me to create pieces of my own.
Using or wearing stones or crystals does not mean that they can cure, treat or prevent any disease. Should not be a substitute for traditional medical treatment. If you have a serious medical condition please consult a physician.
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