Black is an elegant color that is sure to complement any wardrobe. This handcrafted beaded black obsidian and black agate bracelet measures approximately 7.75 inches long. The black agate oval accent at the top measures 30mm or 1.18 inches long by 20mm or 0.79 inches wide. The smaller black obsidian ovals on the sides measure approximately 24mm or 0.94 inches long by 14mm or 0.55 inches wide. The larger accents are separated by 4mm black obsidian beads and small pewter spacers.
Agate is associated with the Zodiac signs of Capricorn, Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. It is the mystical birthstone for the month of September, and one of the birthstones for the months of May and June. Agate is also given as a gift for the 12th wedding anniversary. Agate is believed to bring protection to its wearer, increase courage and strength, relieve stress, balance emotions, alleviate insomnia, and bring about pleasant dreams. It is said to increase self-confidence, enhance concentration, improve memory, help with communication and public speaking, and fight addictions. It is reputed to foster honesty and trust. Agate is the official gemstone for the State of Louisiana, and it is the official stone for the State of Tennessee. Many states chose an agate to be their official state gemstone or rock, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Washington State.
Obsidian is a protective, stabilizing, and grounding stone. It is said to dispel negativity, alleviate depression, and protect us from emotional and physical harm. Obsidian is believed to help us to see what changes we need to make in our lives, no matter how difficult, and it gives us the power and wisdom to move forward. It allows us to become aware of our flaws and gives us insight into how correct them. Obsidian is said to keep negative thoughts at bay, help us to find hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, enhance concentration, and conquer obsessions. It is thought to foster honesty, loyalty, and responsibility. Obsidian is associated with the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius.