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Agate is a common semiprecious silica mineral that has long been used as a gem and ornamental. Agate is the most common variety of chalcedony which is a form of quartz. Agate is, in fact, identical with quartz in composition and physical properties.
According to ancient superstition, wearing agate made one agreeable, persuasive, prudent yet bold. It brought God's favor and bestowed the power to vanquish enemies and acquire riches. White agate supposedly cured insomnia.
These stones are quartz crystals. Some have several quartz stones mixed together. All were picked up in my yard. I, in some cases, broke them down into smaller pieces and some I found in the perfect size. I then tumbled them in various grits for 2 months and what you see in my jewelry is the end product. These are truly JoCo Stones, directly from Johnston County, NC.