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Agate Jewellery

At Upbeat and Positive, we are passionate about creating meaningful jewellery that reflects the beauty of nature.

 

Agate is one of our favorite gemstones to work with, as it is known for its grounding and balancing properties.

 

It is said to bring harmony and balance to your life, helping you feel more centred and in control.

 

We love incorporating agate into our jewellery designs, as we know it will bring a sense of calm to anyone who wears it.

Blue Lace Agate

Agate Jewellery History

  • Renaissance and Baroque Eras: In Europe, agate experienced a resurgence during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, where it was used in ornate jewellery pieces favoured by the aristocracy.

  • Victorian Era: During the 19th century, agate regained popularity due to its availability and versatility. It was used in mourning jewellery as well as in intricate brooches and bracelets.

  • Modern Usage: Today, agate remains a popular choice for jewellery due to its unique patterns and colors. It is often set in sterling silver or gold to showcase its natural beauty and is used in a variety of styles ranging from bohemian to contemporary designs

The use of agate in jewellery dates back thousands of years. Agate is a type of chalcedony quartz that comes in various colors and patterns, often with banding or swirling designs. Here’s a brief history of its use in jewellery:

  • Ancient Civilisations: Agate has been used in jewellery since ancient times, with examples found in archaeological sites dating back to ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. It was prized for its beauty and believed metaphysical properties.

  • Roman and Byzantine Periods: During the Roman Empire, agate was popular for carving cameos and intaglios, used in rings, brooches, and other adornments. The Byzantine Empire continued this tradition, incorporating agate into religious icons and jewellery.

  • Islamic Golden Age: Agate continued to be valued during the Islamic Golden Age, where it was often used for inlay work in mosques and palaces, as well as in jewellery worn by royalty and nobility.

Agate in Jewellery

Designs Just For You

Moss Agate bracelet

Throughout history, agate has been associated with various beliefs and properties, including protection, strength, and healing. Its enduring appeal lies in its natural patterns and colors, making each piece of agate jewellery unique and distinctive.

Blue Lace Agate
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