This genuine Ancient Iron Age eye agate
gemstone has been mounted in a modern 18
karat gold ring.
The “eye-agate” is produced by cutting a three-
layer, naturally pale yellow or pale gray agate,
with intervening white zones in such a way to
look like an eye. In Aleppo (NW Syria) and other
parts of the east it was believed the stone could
cure the infection known as the “Aleppo sore”.
Because of their uncanny resemblance to the eye
these unique agates were sometimes used to
form the eyes of idols. In many cultures the
belief in the evil eye encouraged the wearing of
amulets to ward off malevolent influences, and
what could better than the “eye-agate” to look
evil straight in the face. This stone combines
myth, folklore and natural beauty in a handsome
ring that will always be “eye-catching”!