*African Blue Lace Agate cut by Lew Wackler
*Freshwater pearls
*3mm white Mother of Pearl cabochons
*Faceted pale blue chalcedony beads
*Sterling settings, 14k gold posts

Earring top: .5" diameter (1.3 cm)
Earring drop length: 2.5" (6.5 cm)
Earring weight: 8gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Blue Lace Agate Earrings

Blue Lace Agate earrings on model
Blue Lace Agate earrings
Blue Lace Agate earrings
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Dramatic yet neutral, Lew's lovely Blue Lace Agate triangles dangle from big luscious flat coin pearls. I decorated the silver Agate tops with some tiny Mother of Pearl cabs. A lovely faceted blue Chalcedony bead sits in the middle.

Wait, what is the difference between bluish Chalcedony and Blue Lace Agate? Chalcedony is Silicon Dioxide, usually semitransparent or translucent as you can see in these earrings. This grayish-blue color is very common, it is the so-called "plain gray Agate" that fills many Agate nodules.

Chalcedony occurs in many individually-named varieties including Agate. I think perhaps Wiki wanders a bit off the rails when it says opaque varieties of Agate are sometimes referred to as Jasper. We should probably step away from this argument about the differences others identify between Agate, JaspAgate and Jasper.

Our African Blue Lace is classic Agate: hard, translucent in some areas, with subtle bands of white. It matches one of the 2016 Pantone colors of the year, "Serenity" so should look nice with your newer fashions. The stones are quite thin, so even though the earrings have a lot of volume, they are not as heavy as one might expect. Please check out the weight of the earrings before you order. The backs are sterling "Komfy Klutches" which have a large cushion of silicone to lend support.

Ahsian says, "the frequency of Blue Lace Agate opens and clears the throat chakra and assists in connecting one's communications with one's higher guidance. It is the 'stone of the diplomat...'" It is a very soothing and gentle stone. If you like longer earrings, I think you might like these. Why not order them today?!