Agate stone is a mineral from the Quartz family that was first found around Achates River in Sicily. Agate is an interesting stone that comes with fossilized inclusions, stripes or layers, color specks that add to the beauty of the gemstone. You will find that Agate has many different names that often reflect colors, patterns or origin of the stone. Use of agate dates back to the Babylonian time when it was used for making ornaments, jewelry, and amulets. Greeks and Egyptians also used this gemstone for making jewelry.
Agate may be found in all colors of the rainbow but most often we find as white, black, grey, brown, pink, green, blue, orange, purple, red or yellow stone. This stone can be found in many shades and color combinations but green and blue colors are uncommon and not that easy to find. Being porous, agate stone can be easily dyed and enhanced. For this reason, many gemstones that are not very beautiful get enhanced in order to improve their color.
Blue Lace Agate is pale blue gemstone with darker or white lines that go through the stone. It is a beautiful gem that is associated with a calming energy that brings peace to the person wearing it. This stone is associated with Throat chakra and believed to help persons express themselves, their feelings and thoughts. It helps problem-solving, promotes creativity and creative expression, gives courage, and heals throat related problems.
Blood agate gemstone is known for its red, translucent color that is associated with the blood. Because of that, we may find its other names like pigeon blood agate. People believe that this gemstone helps with blood-related disorders and problems like menstrual problems, blood circulation, and bleeding. It is often used as great protection stone after surgeries and supporting stone for ladies expecting pregnancy, having fertility issues or having problems maintaining their pregnancy. This gemstone is used for maintaining good health and deal with digesting issues.
Botswana Agate name is associated with the place of origin of this stone. It is often called “sunset stone” as it retains sunlight. Botswana agate may be found in different shades of pink color with creamy and gray stripes and layers. This agate stone variation will help with problems related to reproductive organs, sexual dysfunction, low libido. It is used for stimulating the immune system, improves blood circulation, helps to overcome anxiety, different phobias.
Carnelian Agate and Carnelian are gemstones that come from the same chalcedony stone species. They are very similar yet a bit different. Carnelian Agate is a banded red, brownish-red stone that is associated with Sacral chakra. It is a great stone for reducing fever, protection, helps with back problems, increases fertility, it is also used for boosting creativity, courage, and individuality.
Crazy lace agate is a mesmerizing stone that is found often as a mix of different layers of colors from orange, red, grey, cream, white, and brown. It is commonly used as an assistant stone for curing skin related problems, colon and heart issues. This stone helps also with veins and arteries, helping them heal, eases the pain and helps with blood circulation. Crazy lace agate is also used for handling phobias, especially if you are afraid of insects and spiders. This stone will increase your self-esteem, soothes emotional pain especially if you are going through a divorce.
Dendritic Agate stone is associated with fullness and abundance in all aspects of a person's life. It will help with your personal business, help on your current job, bring abundance if you are in agriculture. Ancient Greeks associated dendritic agate with dryads, nature, tree spirits and buried this stone near their farms and vineyards to ensure a good harvest. It is sometimes referred to as Tree Agate!
Fire agate stone is known as a gemstone that carries great mystery locked deep inside. This is a brown color, a translucent stone with orange, gold, red, and green inclusions. It is associated with spiritual flame and perfection, used as stabilization stone, stimulating stone that increases life force, sexuality, and will for living.
Grate agate comes often as a beautiful purple color gemstone that is used as transforming talisman that improves the life of the person wearing it. Grape agate will help you find your path in life, get what you desire most and help on your way achieving that. It is used for balancing energy, helps with sleeping problems for better dreams, thinking, improves inspiration.
Iris Agate is very dense gemstone with evenly molded layers of colors that create a mesmerizing dance of all rainbow colors. This is beautiful gemstone is for this reason often called “Rainbow Agate”. Iris Agate is associated with the desire to respond, strong wishes to improve your life. It helps with releasing tension, gives courage and confidence to the person wearing it.
Laguna Agate is highly prized Agate stone. It comes in different shades of red color, with scarlet bands inside the stone. Layers of the stone may come in different shades and colors as well and we often find red, yellow, brown and white bands inside the stone. The energy of the stone is often associated with education, imagination, inspiration, and enhancing intellect.
Lake Superior Agate is believed to be one of the oldest Agate stones originating from Lake Superior in Canada and the United States. It is used as a stone of support and transformation suitable for people that go through a change, wants to feel more secure and stable. It brings to a person wearing it emotional and mental balance, boosts courage, stabilizes the aura, and protect people.
Moss Agate is a variety of Quartz that is not actually banded. Moss Agate comes with dendritic inclusions that create patterns inside that stone that resembles lichen or moss. This stone was associated in the past with energy that aids stabilization, emotional and physical balance, gives intellectual energy. Moos Agate is known as the stone of abundance and wealth.
Plume Agate is often associated to be stone of vision that helps with meditation and scrying. It helps a person to understand past lives and find direction in this life. This stone encourages pragmatic thinking, helps finding peace, harmony, helps decision making. It is worn by persons in need of building self-confidence, courage, self-acceptance, dealing with traumas and anger issues.
Snakeskin Agate is creamy yellow to a beige color gemstone that is often semi-translucent with a surface that looks a lot like snakeskin. This stone often comes with distinguished bands and layers of white, orange, and peach color. The energy of Snakeskin Agate stone promotes strength, improves personality traits and brings harmony.
Turritella Agate is considered to be the spiritual gemstone that is connected with the home and Earth, ancestry, past, homeland, and roots. It is used as a protection and survival stone that boosts the strength of the person wearing it. Turritella Agate is believed to boost wisdom, improves health, fertility, deals with fears, eliminate fatigue, relieve swelling, helps digestion, and soothes the pain.
Agate is a versatile gemstone that is used for promotion of inner stability of a person wearing it, improving composure, self-confidence, security, and maturity. In the past, mothers to wear agate stone in order to help them during childbirth. This stone will help you understand what you want and what you need, versus what you actually don’t need. It will help you express yourself, protect you on your trips and save you from car accidents. It is one of the best-supporting stones that will help with security, give strength, and endurance.
Agate is not listed as a traditional birthstone but is considered to be natural birthstone depending on its color. Every zodiac sign has its own main color so you may wear it as a birthstone as well. Agate is associated mainly as Gemini Birthstone and will help them be more lively, quick-witted, think better, be more talkative and be less nervous.
Agate stone is associated with mental functions that improve perception, concentration, quick thinking, and analytical abilities. This stone is also used for stimulation of internal organs, digestive system, stomach, intestines, uterus. It is very beneficial for blood vessels and heart. Wearing agate as a necklace or pendant is beneficial for strengthening the heart and cardiac muscle.
Agate is believed to encourage pragmatic thinking, decision making, helping people to achieve harmonious life and peace. It is a great gemstone for self-analysis and will help you uncover the hidden meaning of different situations. Agate promotes self-confidence and helps you speak the truth even in the hardest situations. The energy of this gemstone will help you to overcome negative feelings of anger and bitterness, helping you to start living a better and fuller life.
Agate is used for making all types of jewelry since ancient time. Considering that it comes with a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, jewelry made from Agate will last you for a long time. Of course, if you struck it with force, this stone may break or chip. In our AOVCrystals store, you will find many beautiful jewelry designs made from different types of Agate gemstone, from rings to earrings, pendants, necklaces, and brooches.
When combining different gemstones, there are a few different ways to do it. You may combine them by:
Agate belongs to Quartz family of crystals and it works well with Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz. Considering its crystal structure, Agate stone works well in combination with Carnelian, Aventurine, Jasper, Tourmaline, Hematite, and Calcite. For sleeping related issues, you combine Rose Quartz, Amethyst and Blue Lace Agate.