Vintage Moss Agate large double gemstone sterling silver necklace
The blended colors in this moss agate pendant are stunning. There is a lot of uniform color going for the larger stone making it appear almost jade like. The smaller stone on top has darker and thicker banding and solid inclusions. When examined closely both stones have threads of algae like moss dancing throughout the piece. Moss agate is not a true agate as it does not have banding but inclusions of other minerals like chalcedony, iron and manganese create the appearance of organic matter. This piece is special as it also contains a mica flecked inclusion which allows both the stones to have a deep shimmering effect embedded deep within the stones. The top stone has a large amount of these inclusions through the bottom deeper green banding. Solid braided artisan sterling silver design mounted on sterling silver chain. Pendant has a hinged bail to allow it to sit better when worn. Chain is stamped Italy 925. No hallmarks on pendant. Great vintage condition with little to no signs of wear. The reverse of the larger stone has a small pin hole like natural inclusion that does not go through the entire piece and due to the opaque nature of this stone is not visible from the front or when being worn.
Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Gemstone tested with Presidium gemstone tester.
Pendant measures 2 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide.
Necklace measures 18 inches in length
Weight 17 grams.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.