Mottled-Green Tree Agate Puff Oval Beads

Product Code: T463

Availability:In stock

Price is per 15-inch string of these beautiful beads. Each bead measures 17mm x 12mm x 8mm - about 23 beads to the string, drilled ready to string.


Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. A famous collection of two to four thousand agate bowls which was accumulated by Mithradates, king of Pontus, shows the enthusiasm with which agate was regarded. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples