I LOVE AGATES. In case you couldn’t tell by the many agate pieces in my shop. This agate has spectacular banding with a more grays and greens than the typical red bands associated with Lake Superior varieties. Set in textured pendant with a hand-sawn cut out of the Big Lake. Get your smarts on by studying up on agates below.
LAKE SUPERIOR AGATE
Agates are a gemstone with a hardness of 7; harder than Basalt or Rhyolite. Beautiful banding, varied patterns, and eye-catching colors unique to each agate are created by quartz with small amounts of different elements. Red bands are the result of the rusting of iron within the agate when exposed to oxygen. These gemstones can be found on many Lake Superior beaches throughout the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Properties: Good for security, strength, to raise energy and to enhance personal courage and calming.