Banded agate has been prized since ancient times in making jewelry. Whether carving it in cameos creating a lighter layer over a darker base or as in ancient trade beads highlighting the striping effect which occur when carved perpendicular to the contrasting layers. And this lovely bracelet (circa 1960s) is a great example of natural elements crafted to be worn in a decorative way. There is a nice weight to this bracelet and it looks wonderful by itself, or layered with other bangles.
Dimensions:18 1/2 cm overall length
Weight: 10.5 grams
Materials: Banded agate, 5 ovular cabochons set in 1/20 12K gold filled frames
Metal: 1/20 12K gold filled
Marks: "1/20-12 ITI"
Condition: Excellent vintage condition