Agate - A Stone of Variety and Beauty

Agate - A Stone of Variety and Beauty

Agate

A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the amazing Agate stone.

Agate is one of the most popular stones. Why? Like ice cream, it comes in so many different flavors! They range from colors like pink agate, blue agate, or red agate, but can also come in unique forms like moss agatecrazy lace agate, flower agate, or agate enhydro—sometimes called enhydro agate— is an agate with water inside. An agate stone or an agate crystal of any variety is likely to bring positive attention for its beauty.

Agate has been featured in jewelry frequently throughout history. Agate rings were particularly popular. In fact, eye agate rings (and eye agate in general) has seen a lot of love. In Scotland, there are especially beautiful specimens of agate that can be found. Agate had prominence in Chinese jewelry. 

Scientific Information - Agate Properties

Common misspellings: Agat, agit, aget, aggat, aggate.

Agate Pronunciation: /æɡət/

Hardness: 6.5-7

Lustre: Waxy

Crystal System: Rhombohedral

Etymology: Agate is derived from the Achates River.

Location: Global

 

Large Agate Druzy Geode

Metaphysical Properties

Many believe agate has healing properties. Thus, when it comes to spirituality, agate properties are varied. Agate may bring joy, harmony, and positivity. Agate supernatural energy may provide protection.

  • Stone for Protection
  • Stone for Healing
  • Stone for Joy
  • Stone for Peace

The Wrap Up

Agate stone is incredibly varied in its appearance and properties. There are so many types of agates that it's easy to get lost when searching for one! You may look for blue agate, but end up stumbling onto blue lace agate, blue banded agate, or a completely different kind! Agate is a staple of most collections because it's common, affordable, and good-looking.

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Crazy Lace Agate Tumbled

Sources

Smith, C.G., Faithful, J.W. and Jackson, B. 2008. Gemstone prospectivity in Scotland. Pp. 9-11 in Walton, G. (Ed.)

Proceedings of the 14th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, EIG Conferences, 109p

Gender and Chinese Archaeology. United States, AltaMira Press, 2004.

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