Pearl & Gemstone Eye Glass Holders
Pearl & Gemstone Eye Glass Holders

Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz that usually exhibit various colored bands. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where agates were first found. Agates develop as secondary deposits in hollow cavities. Although they can form in all types of host rock, most of the world’s agates developed in the cavities of hardened, ancient lava. There are thousands of named agates found in nearly all countries of the world. Sometimes agates are named because of their formation type, such as a fortification agate. In other cases, they are named after the location in which they are found, such as Brazilian Agate. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. Agate is the accepted gemstone for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries. Our Agate is native to Brazil.


Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz that usually exhibit various colored bands. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where agates were first found. Agates develop as secondary deposits in hollow cavities. Although they can form in all types of host rock, most of the world’s agates developed in the cavities of hardened, ancient lava. There are thousands of named agates found in nearly all countries of the world. Sometimes agates are named because of their formation type, such as a fortification agate. In other cases, they are named after the location in which they are found, such as Brazilian Agate. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. Agate is the accepted gemstone for the 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries. Our Agate is native to Brazil.