Blue agate, beautifully chunky and formed into a short, chic necklace is the perfect stone for summer. You can wear it inside a white shirt collar, with a t-shirt, or your favourite little black dress. In summer the light picks up the colour of the stones to a great effect so you can expect to be noticed.
Just in case you didn’t know, blue agate, as with other agates, is a fine grained silica, mainly chalcedony, which is known for the depth of its colour. Although they can be found in different types of rock, they are mainly associated with volcanic rock. It’s the fine grained bands catching the light which makes agate so appealing, and blue agate particularly stands out.
The name agate was given by the Greek philosopher and naturalist Theophrastus, who discovered the stone sometime between the 3rd and 4th centuries in Sicily making agate one of the oldest stones in recorded history.
Agate has been used in jewellery for a very long time, and not just because of its attractiveness. Agate has been believed to ward off storms, attract strength and keep away bad dreams and they have been considered prized gems. They have also been used for stomach upsets in the past.
Blue agate is a stunning stone, full of deep ocean blues, and one of the most attractive of our collection. Because of the stone’s history, when you put this necklace on you’re not just putting on something pretty, but meaningful as well, and all our agate necklaces are pieces to be treasured and worn over and over again.
As well as our blue agate necklace you can take a look at our beautiful faceted brown agate necklace in luminescent shades of brown and our statement agate multi-strand necklace formed of different shaped beads and bound to get you noticed wherever you go. This necklace comes in several different colourways. Rich oranges, black and neutrals which looks marvellous with just about anything. Chic slate grey, where the single colour in all the different shapes creates a very contemporary effect, summery multi-colours including blues, reds, purples and oranges, and a springtime mix of the prettiest of blues.