Handmade earrings with Green Agate and glass beads
This beautiful, translucent deep green stone goes back to the Egyptians. At least 3,000 years ago, they were using agate for seals, rings, and decorating vessels.
Agate is named after the Achates River (now called the Dirillo) on the island of Sicily, in the Mediterranean, an ancient source of this gemstone.
The art of dyeing it into vibrant colors began with the Romans.Today, not only does it continue to be popular for art objects and jewelry, industry also “loves” agate because of its hardness and resistance to chemicals.