Brown agate is considered as royal agate stone and more famously called “Botswana Agate”. It is mined for its beauty and rarity. Most of the brown agate stones mined today come from Botswana (hence the name) and come in nature with beautiful layers and patterns with white, black, different shades of gray color and sometimes with salmon or pink lines. Throughout history, brown agate was used for carvings, making jewelry, as talismans and amulets.
Brown Agate is comforting and protection stone, its soothing energy helps people that are lonely, grieving because of a loss, go through difficult times or when they are hurt. The gentle energy of this stone is great for meditation. This stone vibrates on a slower frequency than most of the gemstones but its energy has to strengthen and stabilizing properties. It is one of the greatest stones for balancing emotions, harmonization, boosting intellectual and physical energy.
Brown agate is a chalcedony meaning that this stone includes layers and banding of multiple colors. Layers of different colors are found inside the stone that is formed during the creation of brown agate stone. This agate is formed when lava moves slowly over stone, laying down layers of quartz one over the other. The temperature of the lava, pressure and weight cause forming of the layers. This stone comes with intriguing patterns and layers with a hardness of 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale. Secondary colors inside brown agate are often gray, light brown, light gray or white.
Brown agate is great for treating the main causes of illnesses. It is often used for curing depression, helps to deal with stress, helps to handle sexual dysfunction, stimulate the immune system and detoxifies the body. This stone is also used by people who need to improve their attention to details, who are looking for adventure or just need to feel more positive. In the old days, people used to wear brown agate jewelry to bring good luck, fortune, and abundance. This stone is great for stimulating Crown chakra.
It is believed that brown agate can help a person wearing it cope with their phobias, especially arachnophobia as this stone repels spiders. The soothing energy of the stone resonates with thermals receptors of our body helping it to reduce heat, handle fever, hot flashes, and improve perspiration. Being very effective comforting stone, brown agate will help you overcome depression, bring positive thoughts and break down destructive patterns and bad mental processes. This stone will help you see the bigger picture in your life and help you see forward, find a solution for a specific problem bringing hope.
Agate is a gemstone that is associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini. You may find brown agate as a setting in many types of jewelry from beads to rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches, and pendants. Since it comes with a rating of 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, jewelry made from it will last you a long time. Just try to not hit it with high force or it may break.
Brown agate is a pretty strong and durable gemstone that will last you for a long time without special care. All you need to do in order to clean this gem is to wash it with soapy water and brush it with a cotton cloth. There is no need to use any “jewelry cleaners”. Cosmetics and direct sunlight may damage the surface of the stone.