India's art and craft Industry has been the fortitude for the rural population for over decades. The country's second highest source of revenue generation is through the rural and semi-urban-based artisans. They not only employ their labor-intensive craft industry but also empower rural households' economic and social power.
People sharing different ideologies, cultures, religions, and customs have always formed the rich foundation on which India's exquisiteness lies. The unparallel Culture of artisans in India is what creates the quintessential nature of the country. For jewellery enthusiasts, stones have always been an essential part of their regional collection. And nothing can beat the aura of an agate stone collection - a must for any diamanté (gemstones) collector.
The name "Agate" originates from the Achates River in Sicily, Italy. Inside the pockets of volcanic rocks or old lava flow, Agate stones dated to the bronze age, and you can see that resemblance in its artistic pieces of carved sculptures and vases. Using archaeological evidence, the city of Khambhat, also known as Cambay, is the hub of the world's largest bead-making industry.