Have you ever savored a peaceful moment, only to have it snatched away? Ancient civilizations may have discovered a way to hold on to that moment. They believed that agate, the stone first discovered by a Greek philosopher some 3,000 years ago, not only promoted calmness, it even engendered restful sleep and pleasant dreams. The evidence available to those ancient civilizations was merely anecdotal, but it makes geological sense.
Take the Stauer Sonado Necklace. The building blocks for this 18" strand of blue agate came together during a period of intense geological activity — volcanic eruptions and metamorphosis — where the heat and pressure caused dramatic changes. But in the calm after the geological storm, those materials settled into something beautiful. That's when they became agate, with its translucent swirls of pattern and color. Three strands show off a parade of soft-cornered squares, each a miniature natural masterpiece. It's easy to get lost in the smoky, seductive haze. Agate truly is the stuff that sweet dreams are made of.