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DESCRIPTION
A superior piece of fern moss Scottish Agate that has been beautifully shaped into a rounded arrow head. The stone has then been carefully polished to show off its wonderful mix of fern greens, iron reds and other naturalistic hues. It’s a wonderful window to the silica band of minerals. The top has been belted with a generous silver band that has a Celtic inspired interlinked chain pattern engraved.

This silver is stamped ‘Sterling’ and date letter ‘C’ and makers initials ’SW’. As there is no assay mark it can be regarded as a ‘provincial’ piece. Atop the silver band is a silver bail threaded on to a new silver chain. Going by the silver date mark and stye heritage I see it dated around circa. 1938.

What is Scottish Aagte?

Hundreds of millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions caused lava to flow and cool over large areas of central and western Scotland. Most Scottish agates formed in the spaces created by gas bubbles trapped in the cooling lava. The bubbles or cavities acted like moulds, which were then filled or partly filled with a mixture of different silica minerals. The cavities formed a variety of shapes; some were stretched and distorted by the partially molten lava, while others were squashed flat or partially joined together. The material that forms agates is more durable than the surrounding rock, which can weather away after millions of years, leaving the agates behind.



CONDITION
Superb condition overall. The agate is lovely and clean with no chips or dulling to the surface. The silver is clean and original.

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SUMMARY
A handsome provincial Scottish Agate & Silver pendant with a difference.


SPEC
Materials: Silver, Scottish moss Agate
Size: 6cm length x 2.5cm width
Era: Vintage
 (denotes anywhere from 30 to a 100 years old)
Stamps: ‘Sterling’, ‘C’ and 'SN’


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Scottish Moss Agate and Silver belted pendant, circa. 1938

£165.00Price