Natural Agate is typically white or light gray with opaque swirling patters and a lot of translucency. When the material is dyed or heat-treated, these natural patterns are enhanced and we get a striking stone that is relevant to current fashion trends. The colorful agate beads you see here have been dyed or heat-treated to achieve their bold coloring.
Metaphysically, Agates are generally thought of as stabilizers and bring calm energies to their wearers. The protective capabilities of agate have been utilized since ancient times, often in the form of amulets and talismans.