Antique Idar Oberstein Agate Necklace on Handmade Copper Chain
Idar Oberstein in Germany was been a gem cutting center of Europe for over 500 years. The hydro power from the massive river has powered the cutting wheels of these expert craftsmen for generations, producing gemstone beads of unparalleled beauty and quality.
Three of these unique agate beads are wrapped and combined with 19" of handmade copper chain to produce a stunning, unique piece of handmade jewelry. If you're a history buff with a love of handmade jewelry, this is the perfect piece for you.
These three Idar Oberstein agates date back to the early 1800s, and most likely were mined in Brazil following the depletion of the agates from the mines in Germany near the cutting centers.
A beautiful piece of wearable history with gorgeous energy!