One of the many variations of the Agate gemstone is the Red Agate, which is a much-loved accessory of its fashionable owners. Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz, which usually show varicolored bands. With its bright red color the Red Agate does not fail to stand out. It can be point jewelry worn in the classical or casual way and makes a wonderful companion to a watch. According to Greek legend, Agate was found by the river Achates – which is now called the Drillo River – located in Sicily. Agate origins show that the Europeans were fond of the stone already in early ages. For instance, part of Germany known as the Idar-Oberstein district is well known for the abundance of Agate. While mainly for ornamental uses, Agate spread due to its beauty and unique properties. It was believed by many, that the stone possessed magical properties, which enhanced its popularity and it eventually spread throughout Europe and North Africa where it is well known to this day and extremely valuable.