Bold chunky crab fire agate and yellow green new jade necklace. Four-strand folded ribbon design. Not the same as a twisted rope design. Sturdy faceted oval carnelian Sterling silver box clasp. Sterling silver findings. 17 inches. NEW
According to Howl at the Moon Gems and Jewelry , "Crab Fire Agate is a type of Spiderweb Carnelian Agate. As such, it shares the properties of Carnelian. This stone emerged a couple of years ago as "fire agate". To avoid confusion with true fire agate which is rare and very expensive (about $500 for a quarter-sized piece), it is now increasingly being referred to as "crab fire agate". Crab Fire Agate has a glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of gray to white. Rather than having the distinctive banded appearance of many agates, Crab Fire Agate has a "crackled" look. The web-like pattern of white crackles is actually created via heat treatment, which also produces a color enhancement giving them their fiery orange and red coloring. Crab Fire Agate has special affinities with Aries, Leo, Virgo and Capricorn. It has a Projective Energy, its Planet is the Sun and its Element is Fire"