Legend - The stone's name was derived from the River Achates since it was originally discovered there. It is one of the oldest known minerals and was valued by the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians who used it for amulets and ornaments.
Properties - Believed to be a smoothing and calming stone working slowly but bringing great strength. It's multiple layers can bring hidden information to slight.
Description - These Brown Striped Agate beads are a very dark brown with various bandings of earthy colours of black, brown and cream. Sold as temporary strung 38cm (approx) strands