Agate is a variety of silica, mainly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate. Agate is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Agate bowls were also popular in the Roman Empire. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance.
Agate Gemstone Properties
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity: 2.57-2.64
Refractive index: 1.53-1.55
Agate Color & Occurence
Agate is found in a wide range of pale colors including green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, white and bluish white.
Agate is mined in Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, India, China and the Scotland.
Healing Power of Agate
Agate is cooling stone, it reduces fever, quenches thirst, beneficial in stomach area. It quiets the pulse and heart throbs and insures good health and a long and prosperous life.
Agate has been used since time immemorial for both the mother and the child after delivery, as a remedial to ease the pain caused on a few days.
Agate is also used in other cases such as giddiness, dizziness, impaired balance, nausea as well as skin related disorders.
In using the stone, it must be noted that agate should be kept in contact with that region of the body, organ or skin which needs to be healed. Placed on the circle or 'chakra' transiting the heart and neck, agate helps fight all kinds of infections.
The agate disk when used on the skin can even be used to treat inflamed or exhausted eyes.
- Botswana Agate: Used with high-pressure oxygen therapy.
- Fire Agate: Master healer with color therapy, enhances all essences. It grounds and balances, binds sexual & heart chakra, burns energy.
- Moss Agate: Emotional priorities, mental priorities; circulatory, pancreas & pulses, blood sugar balance, agriculture.
Mystical Power in Agate
Agate guards against danger. Wearers become temperate, continent and cautious. It helps one view themselves with more clarity and see the world through a broader viewpoint. Wearing Agate is believed to cure insomnia and to insure pleasant dreams.
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