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Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant

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Throughout history gemstones were coveted for their medical, religious and mystical meaning. From ancient times though the eighteenth-century agate was considered to be a stone who guarded against insomnia, protected you from danger and endowed you with a bold heart.

For a fascinating look into gems and their symbolic meanings, see the tome “The Curious Lore of Precious Stones” by George Frederick Kunz, the explorer who gave Kunzite its name.

An egg-shaped cabochon of striated brown coloration has been polished to a high gloss. At the top is a saw-tooth edged cap of high carat yellow gold (tests over 22k) with a double “O” fitting wrapped with gold wire. At the bottom a gold five petal flower shaped fitting secures the top “O” element.

On one side of the pendant is a series of ovoid striated markings ranging in hue from gray to caramel to coco. The rest of the amulet is chocolaty brown. Need a chain? Just contact us.

Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant
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Scarce 17th C. Agate Amulet Pendant

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Date: Late 17th century.

Measurements: Length of 1-11/16 inches and 1-3/8 inches for the pendant with its top O fitting by ¾ of an inch in width and depth. Weight of 16.9 grams.

Condition: Excellent for its age. Top largest O fitting appears to be added later but some time ago. Two small indentations appear on small area of the agate.

Origin: Most likely European or English in origin.

Note: The use of pointed or jagged shaped edges for jewelry in the later 17th century in one indicator of the time period. The cap of gold with its pointed design is classically indicative of the era along with the end flower shaped fitting and use of high carat gold.

Story

Throughout history gemstones were coveted for their medical, religious and mystical meaning. From ancient times though the eighteenth-century agate was considered to be a stone who guarded against insomnia, protected you from danger and endowed you with a bold heart.

For a fascinating look into gems and their symbolic meanings, see the tome “The Curious Lore of Precious Stones” by George Frederick Kunz, the explorer who gave Kunzite its name.

An egg-shaped cabochon of striated brown coloration has been polished to a high gloss. At the top is a saw-tooth edged cap of high carat yellow gold (tests over 22k) with a double “O” fitting wrapped with gold wire. At the bottom a gold five petal flower shaped fitting secures the top “O” element.

On one side of the pendant is a series of ovoid striated markings ranging in hue from gray to caramel to coco. The rest of the amulet is chocolaty brown. Need a chain? Just contact us.

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