In ancient times the beauty and durability of agate prompted man to use it in
both practical and ornamental forms.
It was believed that agate had unique properties that protected
the wearer from dangers and promoted strength and healing.
Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit.
Agate stabilizes the aura, balances ying-yang energy,
eliminates and transforms negative energies, imparts strength and courage.
It is a cooling stone; it reduces fever, quenches thirst, soothes and calms,
healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security
and safety. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration,
perception and analytical abilities and ensures good health and a long and prosperous life.
Its cleansing effect is powerful at the physical and emotional levels.
Placed on the heart, it will heal the emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love.
Placed on the abdomen or taken as an elixir,
Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis.
It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus;
it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas;
it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Agates in general come in many different forms. It is formed in a unique way and
many fossils are actually agatized material
that has replaced the original organic substance. For example,
petrified wood is fossilized wood that has had its organic matter replaced by agate.
The main conditions necessary for agate formation are the presence of silica from
devitrified volcanic ash, water from rainfall or ground sources, manganese,
iron and other mineral oxides that form the bands and inclusions.
Agate is a fine-grained fibrous variety of Chalcedony Quartz and comes in many different
forms ranging from transparent to opaque. Varieties include Blue Lace, Crazy Lace,
Green, Indian, Moss, Tree, and Wood. Typical colors are clear or milky white, grey, blue, green, pink, brown.
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