A Victorian Banded Agate Necklace
The thirty five beads beautifully graded with central broad white stripe and above and below the darker shades of black & brown, the thirty sixth bead having a Gold concealed clasp. These necklaces were so popular in Victorian England, that by around 1900, the mines that produced these stones were exhausted. The ancient Romans liked these Agates also, but they carved them with Intaglios and other civilizations used them in necklaces as "eye" stones.
This Necklace, English circa 1870