Material: Genuine Fine Sterling Silver (.95 silver, 95% silver content)
Stone(s): Genuine agate (10.4 x 6.3 cm)
Overall Dimension (including bail): 4.75 x 2.5 x 0.25 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 6 mm
Weight: 73 grams
Stamp/Mark: Charles Albert, Fine Sterling Silver
Serial Number: p28470
Agate is a striped chalcedony quartz that forms in layers and in a wide variety of colors and textures. An individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a "host" rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands. In ancient times it was said to quench thirst and guard against fever, and agate bowls were very popular in historical Europe.