40cm strand (approximately 32 beads) of agate round faceted beads, each bead is approximately 12mm x 12mm. These agate beads have been dyed a coffee brown colour. Agate is believed to be a calming and relaxing stone, helping with insomnia and similar issues. This faceted agate has been heated to high temperatures and then quenched in ice cold water to create the unusual 'chicken-wire' crackle effect. Please note that colours and sizes within semi-precious gemstones vary slightly from strand to strand.