Material: Genuine Fine Sterling Silver (.95 silver, 95% silver content)
Stone(s): 1 genuine agate
Overall Dimension (including bail): 4.75 x 3.15 x 0.2 inches
Inner Bail Diameter: 12 mm
Weight: 96.1 grams
Stamp/Mark: Charles Albert, Fine Sterling Silver
Serial Number: p32615
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.