Agate

Agate gets its name from the river Achates in Sicily, where it is said to have been discovered. Agate can be clear, or patterned and banded–these markings coming in every variety and color. Agate is cryptocrystalline (very finely crystalline) quartz, which makes it a fine, durable gemstone.

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate variety is a semi-translucent, pale sky blue to pale periwinkle blue semi-precious gemstone. The characteristic white banding resembles lace.

Mystical Properties

Blue Lace Agate is an important gemstone in relief of stress and tension. It’s thought to bring peace and harmony to its wearer.

Blue Lace Agate, surrounded by burning light blue candles is thought to reduce household tensions and quarrels.

Thought useful in aiding biofeedback and meditation.

It is said to be important to the 5th and 6th Chakras.

As per renowned physicist Edgar Cayce, agate makes us receptive to finer energies in life by creating an inner opening of consciousness. It tunes us to these fine vibrations.  

For long, Agate has been used for magical curing of bad dreams, evel-eye, thirst, intestinal problems, infertility (green varities), scorpion bite (Sicilian Agate) and skin diseases. According to Bishop Marbodus of Rennes (12th Century), the possessors of agate become more amiable, prudent and eloquent. Ancient Moslems drank agate powdered water to cure insanity.

Agate is considered to be an autumn gem. In Astrology, Agate is associated with Moon and the zodiac sign of cancer. It is luck for a person born in 4th hour of morning.

Agate is said to be lucky for women with the name ‘Agnes’ and for men with the name ‘albert’.

Traditionally, Agates are gifted on 12th wedding Anniversary.

Healing Properties:

Thought to be a de-stresser when gazed upon. Placed upon the third eye, it is said to relieve tension headaches.

Scientific Properties

Agate is a hard gemstone. It is made of Chalcedony (fine crystalline quartz–called cryptocrystalline).Much of modern day Agate comes from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa, Mexico and Maine, Utah and Colorado. Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

Botswana Agate

The name ‘Botswana Agate’ come from the place where it is found – Botswana in Africa.

Mystical Properties:

Botswana agate is favourable for people who work is related to trees, plants and water. Botswana agate draws positive energy from these.

Agate is a stone with feminine energies. Botswana Agate increases creativity. It helps one focus on work. It helps in suppressing emotional issues.

Botswana agate was believed to counteract both, emotional as well as spiritual poisoning.

Botswana agate is related to crown chakra (seventh chakra).

Healing Properties:

Botswana Agate was traditionally used for to help with hydration or water problems. Stress and Poisoning.

Scientific Properties

Agate is a hard gemstone. It is made of Chalcedony (fine crystalline quartz–called cryptocrystalline).

Found in nodules in Botswana, Africa. Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

Carnelian Agate

A form of translucent reddish-orange to red agate, also known as Mecca stonePigeon Blood AgateSardoine,Cornelian. The name is most commonly believed to be derived from the Latin carne, meaning flesh. It is sometimes referred to as Cornelian rather than Carnelian as others attribute the name to the Latin cor, meaning heart.

Mystical Properties

In ancient Egypt, Carnelian was associated with the heart and resurrection of a mummy.

The Oriental and Arabic cultures believed Carnelian would protect you from the evil of envious persons.

In the Middle Ages, people believed Carnelian a great protector, citing is as a protector from those persons trying to read your mind, nightmares, enchantments, as well as guarding the home against lightning strikes and severe storms.

Thought to help control anger, jealousy and hateful feelings, increase sexuality and sexual desire and promote courage and confidence.

Associated with Virgo by Western Astrology and a secondary gem of Aries and Scorpio by Hindu Astrologers.

Carnelian is an important gemstone in opening a closed 2nd Chakra(Sacral). Natural healers use Carnelian to quell anger, clear negative energy and sorrow (usually the source of anger). It is used to protect against rage and fear.

Said to favor women named Clara.

An amulet of Carnelian carved with a man bearing a sword is said to provide protection from storms, lightning, and spells.

The national gemstone of Norway-Sweden.

To dream of Carnelian is said to portend an impending problem.

Hebrews associate the gemstone with Thursday and children born on that day.

Carnelian is said to be the gem of the guardian angel, Hamatiel.

Healing Properties:

Claims many healing properties including preventing fevers, the ability to increase the strength and glibness of speech. Also thought to aid with blood problems. An amulet with a rich man holding some beautiful object, carved of carnelian, is said to be powerful in staunching the flow of blood.

Scientific Properties:

Composed of Silicon Dioxide (Quartz). Chalcedony with red hues related to iron oxides. Found commonly around the world. Hardness: 6.5-7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale.

Bulls Eye Agate

A truly beautiful and interesting agate, Bulls Eye Agate gets its name from the large and distinctive eye patterns. Similar to in markings to Botswana Agate, but with starker colors, i.e., more black and white.

Bulls Eye Agate Mystical Properties:

Bulls Eye Agate is found in the Badlands of South Dakota and was considered a vision quest stone by the native Indians of the area. It was sometimes given as a wedding gift, in the hope the children of the union would provide the tribe’s next seer.

The Eye variety of Agates has long been thought to ward off the evil-eye or curses.

Thought to vibrate with the 1st Chakra governing the survival instinct, fear and all eliminations. It is therefore thought to improve one’s chances for survival in dangerous situations.

Regarding Agates in general, according to Edgar Cayce, one of the most famous Psychics of our day, agate is an incense to the finer self that makes for an awakening, an opening of the inner self for the receptiveness. An attunement is made through such vibrations.

Agates have long been thought magical, curing everything from thirst, the evil-eye, the bites of scorpions (Sicilian Agate), insomnia, bad dreams, intestinal troubles, skin diseases, and increase fertility (green varieties).

Bishop Marbodus of Rennes in the 12th Century said Agates make their possessors more eloquent, prudent and amiable.

Ancient Moslems believed powdered agate drank in water, would cure insanity.

Western Astrology associates Agate with the Moon and Cancer.

Considered a Gem of Autumn it is said to be lucky for those born in the 4th hour of the morning.

Agates are the traditional gift of the 12th Wedding Anniversary.

Bulls Eye Agate Healing Properties: 

Elimination problems, constipation, excessive fear.

Bulls Eye Agate Scientific Properties: 

A nice, hard gemstone, Bulls Eye Agate is composed of Chalcedony (extremely finely crystalline quartz–called“cryptocrystalline”). with various impurities.

Found near the Badlands of South Dakota.

Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

Crazy Lace Agate

All Agate gets its name from the river Achates in Sicily, where it is said to have been discovered. Crazy Lace Agate is mined only in Mexico and therefore sometimes referred to as Mexican Lace Agate. Identified by the intricate whorls and eye patterns.

Crazy Lace Agate Mystical Properties:

Crazy Lace Agate is thought to absorb emotional pain and should be frequently cleansed (placed in sunlight, moonlight, or rain).

Thought to help counteract physical low periods and improve stamina.

Agates with patterns resembling an eye were once extensively used to ward off the Evil Eye. These were sometimes referred to as Aleppo Stones.

According to Edgar Cayce, one of the most famous Psychics of our day, agate is an incense to the finer self that makes for an awakening, an opening of the inner self for the receptiveness. An attunement is made through such vibrations..

Agates have long been thought magical, curing everything from thirst, the evil-eye, the bites of scorpions (Sicilian Agate), insomnia, bad dreams, intestinal troubles, skin diseases, and increase fertility (green varieties).

Bishop Marbodus of Rennes in the 12th Century said Agates make their possessors more eloquent, prudent and amiable.

Ancient Moslems believed powdered Agate drank in water, would cure insanity.

Western Astrology associates Agate with the Moon and Cancer.

Considered lucky for men named “Albert” and women named “Agnes”.

Considered a Gem of Autumn it is said to be lucky for those born in the 4th hour of the morning.

Agate is the traditional gift of the 12th Wedding Anniversary.

Crazy Lace Agate Healing Properties:

Reduce emotional pain. Thought beneficial for skin conditions.

Crazy Lace Agate Scientific Properties:

A nice, hard gemstone, Agate is composed of Chalcedony (extremely finely crystalline quartz–called “cryptocrystalline”). The whorl patterns are embedded hematite and jasper.

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate is mined only in Mexico. Hardness: 6.0-7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

Golden Eye Agate

Golden Eye Agate is a yellowish-brown, opaque semi-precious gemstone, which gets its name from its golden color.

Mystical Properties:

Western Astrology associates Agate with the Moon and Cancer.

Scientific Properties: 

A nice, hard gemstone, Agate is composed of Chalcedony (extremely finely crystalline quartz–called crypto crystalline).

Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

Moss Agate

Agate in general, gets its name from the river Achates in Sicily, where it is said to have been discovered. The Moss Agate variety gets its name not from the green moss-like inclusions, but rather from the Arabian seaport of Mocha (Al Mukna) on the Red Sea Coast of Yemen where it first became popular.

Mystical Properties:

Moss Agate has long been thought helpful to the farmer and when worn while planting, is thought to ensure a good crop. Often called the Gardener’s Stone.

Some mention it as useful in locating hidden treasure and for moneyspells.

Moss Agate is said to align itself with the Heart Chakra and is thought to help bring peace and balance to those with excessive duty in their lives.

According to Edgar Cayce, one of the most famous Psychics of our day, agate is an incense to the finer self that makes for an awakening, an opening of the inner self for the receptiveness. An attunement is made through such vibrations.

Agates have long been thought magical, curing everything from thirst, the evil-eye, the bites of scorpions (Sicilian Agate), insomnia, bad dreams, intestinal troubles, skin diseases, and increase fertility (green varieties).

Bishop Marbodus of Rennes in the 12th Century said Agates make their possessors more eloquent, prudent and amiable.

Ancient Moslems believed powdered agate drank in water, would cure insanity.

Western Astrology associates Agate with the Moon and Cancer.

Considered lucky for women named Margaret.

Considered a Gem of Autumn it is said to be lucky for those born in the 4th hour of the morning.

Agates are the traditional gift of the 12th Wedding Anniversary.

Healing Properties: 

Thought to improve circulation and help in elimination of wastes.

Scientific Properties: 

A nice, hard gemstone, Moss Agate is composed of Chalcedony (extremely finely crystalline quartz–called cryptocrystalline). with embedded dendrites of various materials. Moss Agate differs from Tree Agate in that the background is generally clear, whereas in Tree Agate, the background is distinctly white.

Much of modern day Agate comes from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa, Mexico and Maine, Utah and Colorado. Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale.

Petrified Wood Agate

Petrified Wood Agate, usually brown, tan, black and red, is the fossilized remains of ancient trees.

Mystical Properties: 

Most often associated with helping recall past lives. Also associated with “Akasha“, or the “universal record”, an ethereal library, so to speak, of everything that has and will ever occur.

Trees are thought to be the wisest and most balanced of all beings on the planet, for their branches reach high toward the heavens, while their roots sit firmly in Mother Earth. Therefore, Petrified Wood is said to impart a grounding force that increases peace and wisdom.

Because of its great age, it is often mentioned as imparting longevity to the wearer.

Trees circulatory system and skin (bark) are thought similar to human circulation and hair, therefore Petrified Wood Agate is thought to improve circulatory, skin and hair problems.

The State Gemstone of Washington State and the State Stone of Mississippi.

Considered a gemstone of the lower chakras.

Healing Properties: 

Petrified Wood Agate is often mentioned as a general protector of health, increasing longevity and sturdiness of health.

Scientific Properties: 

Composed of  Silicon Dioxide (Quartz) with various impurities. The cells of the wood are slowly replaced over millions of years with quartz ions and eventually turns into stone, however keeping the structure of the wood.

Often created when lava flows covered forests. Important localities include Washington state.  Hardness variable (see individual stones above). Hardness 6 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale.

Tree Agate

Tree Agate is an opaque semi-precious gemstone with a white background, and green, moss-like inclusions. Moss Agate is similar, but has a clear background.

Mystical Properties:

Dendritic Agates (i.e., Agates with runners) are thought to bring plenty, including crops/agricultural ventures (especially Moss Agate) and in business.

endritic Agates (i.e., Agates with runners) are thought to bring plenty, including crops/agricultural ventures (especially Moss Agate) and in business.

Considered a “centering” gemstone that provides for communication and finding peace with the earth.

Healing Properties: 

Skin eruptions. Skeletal disorders. Capillaries/veins.

Scientific Properties:

A nice, hard gemstone, Tree Agate is composed of Chalcedony (extremely finely crystalline quartz–called cryptocrystalline). with embedded dendrites of various materials. 

Much of modern day Agate comes from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa, Mexico and Maine, Utah and Colorado. Hardness: 6-7 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale

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