agate drop necklaceby Anna Rabinowicz
- the story
Still Waters Run Deep
Gaze into a piece of agate, and you are looking back through time into an ancient pool of water. The ripples of color formed as water levels rose and fell within bubbles of cooled volcanic rock. Yet, when agate is discovered, it looks like an ordinary, rough boulder until it is split to reveal the beauty that has developed inside.
It's no surprise, then, that agate jewelry has been worn and treasured for centuries. It represents truth, since it reveals its hidden beauty from within an unassuming exterior. And, as the waters seem to rise and fall in our own lives, agate is thought to help the wearer embrace change.
These elegant agate necklaces heighten the natural beauty of the stone. Each one, with its unique pattern of colors and shapes, is drill mounted and suspended from a sterling silver chain. The agate comes from Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, and the necklace is made in the USA.
Some colors enhanced.
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- Item ID
- Made from
- sterling silver, agate
- 17" L, Pendant: approx 3.5" W
- Due to the organic nature of the agate, each piece is one of a kind an will vary.
- the maker
Anna Rabinowicz was born in London, England in 1971, and was raised mainly in the United States. She studied Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and holds an MFA in Design and a MS in Engineering from the Product Design Program of Stanford University.
In 2002, Anna founded a design and manufacturing company, with a new approach to developing products for the home. Her goal is to bring warmth to homes filled with technology. Her work explores the use of natural, traditional materials, and their juxtaposition with high-tech manufacturing processes.
Previously, Anna has designed consumer products ranging from webcams to medical devices. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Product Design department of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where she teaches an interdepartmental course focusing on Social Entrepreneurship, the creation of socially conscious ventures.
Anna lives in NYC with her husband Aden and son Izzy.
Visit our blog to take a tour of Anna's studio. collection
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Comments about AGATE DROP NECKLACE:
We purchased this item as a gift and it was a bit hit. The giftee is a big rock/stone fan and really appreciated the ancient technque used for coloration. The chain is a perfect compliment to the stone!