Inspiration can come in many ways, and sometimes it can be from something unexpected like a great meal, a beautiful opera or even an engaging conversation. I have been into white agate lately and my inspiration for these pieces comes from the milky color and smooth texture this fabulous gem exudes.
Agate derives its name from the river Achates in Sicily. Greek philosophy described this gem as early as 300 B.C. It was the stone of warriors in ancient times. The famous ancient Egyptian scarabs are made of agate. Agates come in many forms and colors and are among the earliest stones used for healing and bringing good luck.
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Agate and rose gold with diamonds and yellow sapphires
Agate with white and black diamonds on white gold
Agate with diamonds and 18kt rose gold
As far as magical properties go, agate is the must have protection stone. It protects from stress, from bad dreams and is said to even protect children from danger. It enables the wearer to distinguish between false friends and true ones. It brings prosperity and creates an appreciation of nature.
This is why jewelry is so great, you can have and wear something beautiful, which is also beneficial. Tired or inflamed eyes may also be alleviated by applying a disk of agate to them. Agate has also been used for countless decades to lessen discomfort experienced during certain days of pregnancy.
All of these rings I'm showing are wonderful examples of the versatility of white agate. It is a very uncommon gemstone making these statement pieces very unique and original. If you wear a piece like these it's guaranteed that you will be noticed. Think about it. How many women have you seen wearing something so uncommon yet beautiful at the same time?
As with all my pieces, my agate rings are all handmade by the world's best craftsmen and artists, and their gemstones are all hand selected and of the best possible quality. The gold too is special, always 18kt. Before they even make it to the window of my shop they go through a rigorous inspection process to make sure one last tine that they are perfect. It is these details that give my pieces that museum quality you can appreciate.
Even the back of the rings, the part you don't even see, is designed to be a work of art. I believe that every piece I design has to be exquisite and that includes every single component. If you don't believe me, just take a look at the beautiful design below.
Hope you enjoyed this treat and learned a bit about white agate. I know that on those little tea plates these gorgeous creations look good enough to eat.