Botswana Agate Tumbled Irregular Beads, 8″ strand

$7.50

All natural Botswana agate beads. You will receive an 8 inch strand from among the beads in the photos shown. Beads are mostly top drilled, with random tumbled natural shapes.

Sizes vary, but typically most beads are between 8-12mm wide and 14-18mm tall. Some beads are thicker and some rather flat. Each strand is unique but all contain approximately the same number of beads in the same range of sizes. Contact the shop if you have any questions.

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All natural Botswana agate beads. You will receive an 8 inch strand from among the beads in the photos shown. Beads are mostly top drilled, with random tumbled natural shapes.

Sizes vary, but typically most beads are between 8-12mm wide and 14-18mm tall. Some beads are thicker and some rather flat. Each strand is unique but all contain approximately the same number of beads in the same range of sizes. Contact the shop if you have any questions.

About this gemstone:
Botswana Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is predominantly banded in shades of pink and gray, though some layers may contain a muted brown or apricot.
Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight and comforts people through dark, lonely nights.
The volcanic activity that produced these lovely stones dates back nearly 187 million years ago, and though the igneous stones of Botswana began as volcanic flow, they did not originate from normal, mountainous volcanoes. Rather the lava flowed in waves from long faults along the lower rock layers and rolled across the landscape, depositing layer upon layer of Silica/Quartz, creating the extra fine banding and patterns which make Botswana Agates highly unique and desirable. Some collectors consider them royalty among Agates.

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