Seaside and Stars Lantern
sterling silver, fine silver, agate
Over the course of millennia, when water carrying silica minerals drips through cracks or holes in igneous rocks, it has a chance to build up and form agate. This type of microcrystalline quartz can form striking bands and patterns with a variety of colors, depending on the other minerals that find their way in. Agate is relatively common as stones go, but they are also one of the most interesting and colorful - no two are exactly alike!