Agate is a Quartz silica mineral. It consists of successive layers of chalcedony, each of which has a different color. An incision into agate will reveal thin parallel curved lines of chalcedony. It took its name from the river in Sicily where it was first found. It is a very common mineral and is encountered in almost every color. It is usually opaque. In the Bible it is identified with the eighth tribe of Israel, the tribe of Levi. It is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, and Italy.
Komboloi made of agate AC0226
Handmade komboloi made of 21 agate beads, each 12 mm in diameter, threaded on a highly durable paracord. It is 26 cm long and weighs 54 gr. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. The photo may not represent 100% of the product features.