"Dauphine" - Black Agate, Marcasite, and Sterling Silver Necklace/Earrings/Set
From the Empress Collection, here comes this exquisite necklace and earrings set that will add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The combination of the flawlessly faceted black agate and the sparkle of the marcasites encased in bright sterling silver creates a perfect balance and conveys a modern take on old elegance.
Choose between Necklace, Earrings or both pieces as a Set for a greater value (use the drop-down menu below to make your selection):
Necklace - $129.99
Earrings - $44.99
Set - $154.99
The 4x6mm agate rondelles featured in this design are polished to perfection and capture the light from every angle. Elegantly paired with shimmering sterling silver, the necklace has as focal a 22x42mm pendant with a pear-cut agate cabochon at its center, and is studded with marcasite, which enhance the intricate detailing with a perfectly translucent appeal. A 14mm round spring clasp in bright sterling silver with a crystal and agate drop detail finishes the design. Overall length of the necklace is 18" (approx. 46cm).
Lightweight and elegant, the earrings are also set in sterling silver and feature the same pear-cut agate cabochon and marcasite as the pendant. They measure 35mm in length and 15mm at their widest point.
Agate derives its name from the river Achates in Sicily. Greek philosophers indicate as early as 300BC that the name of the gemstone achates (agate) was based on the source of such stones from this river. It was the stone of warriors in ancient times.
Agates come in many forms and colors and are among the earliest stones used for healing and bringing good luck. Agate is the must-have protection stone. It protects from stress, from bad dreams and is said to 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.
Like all black stones, Black Agate protects against negative energies, it attracts good fortune and promotes goodwill, helps to overcome fears and brings strength.