Black Agate stone is associated with grounding effects and protection just like the most black gemstones. During hard periods of life, this beautiful black stone will offer you its calming energy. Black Agate comes with recognizable banding patterns and layers that are main charismatic of all agate gemstones. Color of the layers inside the stone is most of the time combination of black and dark grey or black and dark brown color. Stones that come with white layers are known as “Black Onyx” while stones with no layers are called “Black Chalcedony”.
Since ancient time, Black Agate is used for its grounding, balancing and centering effects. It is closely connected to the Root chakra. Wearing jewelry made from this gemstone will bring you peace, balance your positive and negative energy, relieve anxiety and provide protection during hard times. In the past, this gemstone was used for alleviating and healing joint and bone problems, neck and shoulder pain relief, helps with digestion and eases nausea. Black agate is a stone of new beginnings, change, and transition soothing deep emotions like grief, anxiety, and anger.
Black agate is a form of chalcedony which is a form of Quartz crystal. When you hold this stone and look at it, it will look like solid rock but when you hold it up to the light, you will notice that it's actually translucent. Black agate stone is found all over the world with the biggest mines in Brazil, Mexico, United States, Uruguay, and Madagascar. On the Mohs scale of hardness, it comes with a rating of 7 which makes it suitable for making all types of jewelry. Best quality stones come with less than 10% of inclusions, medium quality with 10%-25% inclusions while lowest quality stones have more than 25% of inclusions and layers.
Black agate is one of the best gemstones known for its grounding and centering effects. This stone stabilizes Root chakra, helps with cleaning your body from negative energy and negative thoughts giving you the opportunity to prosper. Grounding energy of this gemstone will help your body cope with diseases, headaches, heal your pancreas, eyes, uterus, and skin problems. It will help you focus, bring more energy into your life and help you deal with all problems and make good decisions.
Black Agate is believed to provide prosperity and courage. It will help you associate with physical and spiritual planes and ground them in reality. This stone is considered to be mainly balancing stone that will clean negative energy from your aura, bring in more energy and joy and peace into your life. If you are very emotional, feel bad, abandoned or angry, black agate will bring you stability and balance with its soothing energy.
You will find many interesting pieces of jewelry made from black agate in many shops. Considering its hardness, interesting patterns, and abundance, it is pretty much as expected. Black agate is associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini so it will suit them well. You will find black agate gemstone in shops in the form of tumbled stones, rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches and pendants. This gem is pretty easy to obtain and very affordable.