Madagascar Black Agate Stone Sphere
This lovely natural black Madagascar Agate stone sphere is 2 inches or 50 mm in height.
Agate is defined by its translucency (ability to see light through it), and by its clearly defined pattern or banding of multiple colors.
This lovely dark gray colored agate comes from Madagascar.
Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect against fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Mithridates, king of Pontus, had a collection of thousands of agate bowls. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire.
Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples.
Metaphysical properties of Agates: Agates are said to be stabilizing, calming and strengthening.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.