. The word ‘agate’ has been derived from the Sicilian River , Achates. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus (372 BC to 287 BC) had described the gem as early as 300 BC, when the people of Byzantium had already known that the color of agate could be enhanced by burning the stone.
. Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.
. Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains.
Varied based on bands: Yellow, green, blue-white; slightly strong
|Chemical Formula:||BeAl2O4 – Beryllium aluminate oxide|
|Crystal Structure:||Cryptocrystalline – microcrystalline aggregate (trigonal)|
|Color:||All colors, multicolored and banded|
|Hardness :||6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale|
|Refractive Index:||1.530 – 1.540|
|Density:||2.60 – 2.64|
|Transparency:||Translucent to opaque|
|Double Refraction / Birefringence:||Up to 0.004|
|Luster:||Waxy – dull|
|Fluorescence:||Varied based on bands: Yellow, green, blue-white; slightly strong|
. Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonising body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilises the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.
. Agate is used for stomach upsets. Place the agate on the solar plexus. The agate can’t change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion.
Agate Gemstone Colour Variations :
. Ranges from transparent to opaque and all colors in between including blue, brown, gray, green, purple, and white.
. Agate gemstones are one of the oldest stones in recorded history. Agate is known as a stone of protection.
Marriage: 12th and 14th Years.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini and Virgo.
Agate gemstone Quality:
. The quality of Agate depends upon its Shape, Color and Clarity.
. Probably the most famous place that agate is mined is Idar-Oberstein in Germany where it has been collected since 1548. Other locations to find agate are Uruguay, Brazil, United States, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, India, China, Scotland.
. Agate gemstone sources from: Africa, Asia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the United States.
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Agate gemstone price:
. Agate gemstone price depends upon the Weight (measured in carats or ratti) and the Quality (Clarity, Color and Shape).
. Agate has the ability to quench thirst and protect from fevers.
. Their fluid forms lend themselves to attractive cabochons and similar flat or rounded jewelry formats.
(Today agate gemstone used in wide variety of jewelry items)
. Agate is ideal for just about any type of jewelry design imaginable.
. Agates are a favorite among men because of the abundance of sizes and shapes available. Agates are also an excellent stone for ladies as well. Many wonderful charm bracelets and beaded anklets will utilize agates as the main stone of choice.