I hand cut this one of a kind bead out of Brazilian Agate. A uniquely beautiful and all natural agate, this dog tag shaped focal bead has a matte finish, measurements are shown in the listing title. The patterning features bands of shades of gold with a lovely translucent quality. CHAIN NOT INCLUDED. If you want to see ALL of my inventory of custom cut focal beads, cabochons, chains, and jewelry you will find all of it on my website. I have bargain auctions in my eBay store at least once a month. I have an Etsy store as well as the website, but Etsy will only showcase the most recent 4 months work, while the entire stock will always be on the website. Sign up for my mailing list from the website, where you can also see my show and lecture schedule. Feel free to like my DVHdesigns page on Facebook where you can see my complete inventory as well! Agate is made up mostly of quartz where the silica has formed in banded layers or rings. It is hard, takes a good polish, and has endless variety in it's coloring and formations. Beautiful agates are found all over the world and have been collected and used as beads, jewelry, seals, and ornaments since ancient time. It is mentioned in the bible in Exodus 28 as one of the stones in the breastplate of Aaron. According to metaphysical master Melody, in her book "Love is in the Earth", Agate has lots of metaphysical properties and specific kinds of agates supposedly have additional properties. About agate in general, she says that they "provides for the balancing of yin-yang energy and for the balancing of the physical, emotional and intellectual bodies with the etheric energies. It stabilizes the aura, providing for a cleansing effect which acts to smooth dysfunctional energies and to both transform and eliminate negativity. It further assists one in the development of precision in examination of oneself and of circumstances relevent to ones well-being...can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities...also used to produce inspiration from and connectedness with the entities residing in the spiritual worlds." To learn more, check out her book!