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Vintage Necklace Made of Striped Agate, c. 1980


€ 489.00 *
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Vintage Necklace Made of Striped Agate, c. 1980
Vintage Necklace Made of Striped Agate, c. 1980
Description
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Agate, a variety of quartz, has been used as a gemstone since ancient times. It comes in different colors, but almost always has a typical striation of light and darker layers. These are inseparably connected and lie on top of each other, giving the stone its characteristic appearance. The streaking of agate is particularly beautiful when it is cut into cabochons or spheres. Necklaces made from agate beads were therefore already a successful product of the Idar-Oberstein agate cutters in the 19th century. Here, in the Hunsrück region, local deposits of agate had already given rise to specialized craft businesses in the Middle Ages. After agate could also be imported to Idar-Oberstein from Brazil from the middle of the 19th century, production took off again. Necklaces and other goods made from cut agate made the town famous all over the world. This necklace consists of agate beads in black with light, gray-white stripes. We assume that the necklace was made in the years around 1980, perhaps even in Idar-Oberstein. A clasp made from a smaller agate sphere and silver makes the agates into a necklace.
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Vintage Necklace Made of Striped Agate, c. 1980
Inseparably Connected
€ 489.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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