Oval Moss Agate
5x7mm oval moss agate stone. (Actual stone) Feel free to ask for more pics of a specific stone.
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Symbolism and uses of Moss Agate:
"Moss Agate is not banded, and therefore not strictly an Agate in scientific terms; but is included in the Agate family. Agate is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is clear to milky white, with dendritic inclusions of manganese or iron that has grown into patterns similar to moss or lichen. Spots of red may occur in some specimens, and occasionally the crystal is dark green with bluish inclusions.
Throughout history and all cultures, Moss Agate has been known as the crystal of gardeners and agriculture. It was considered a miraculous healing stone for tribal priests of the past, giving them power to interact with our human organic system, and was used as a talisman to make warriors strong and victorious. [Mella, 69]
Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. [Hall, 39]"
Why rhodium plated 925 sterling silver?
Rhodium plating is a plating process used in jewelry that consists of electroplating 925 silver jewelry (also known as sterling silver) with rhodium to maintain or restore the jewelry’s shine. This makes rhodium-plated silver a more expensive precious material than conventional 925 silver. 925 Sterling silver is a very soft metal and tarnishes very easily. Plating with either rhodium or gold, not only increases the strength of the silver but also keeps it from tarnishing as quickly.