Agate Gemstone is available in many colours. It is a silica crystal. Unlike many other semi-precious Gemstones, Agate Stone has very few metal impurities or complexes within it. This mineral is highly associated with volcanic rock. Decomposition of silica within volcanic rock typically yields Agate minerals. Agate Gems is very commonly found with quartz deposits, and in fact, agate is frequently confused with quartz minerals and gemstones. One of the largest Agate Gemstones ever found was in Lake Superior, Minnesota. The stone is available in a lot of colours: green, golden, red, black etc.
Agate Gems has long been used for warding off curses, and as a gift for people who have been married for a long time. It has also been used as jewellery since ancient times – in fact, the ancient Egyptians and Sumerians used this stone in almost all their rituals, including funerals. It also finds its use in industry because of its beauty and high resistance to a lot of chemicals, including strong acids. This mineral has been used in arts and craft and the manufacturing industries, and numerous churches from all over the world have used it to build their window panes.
Properties and Healing Benefits of Agate Gemstones
Agates Gems are available in numerous colours – each helping to unblock a different Chakra and each serving in a different way for the wearer's benefit. Green Agate works for heart chakra while Black agate works on Root chakra.
Indian Name: Hakeek
Jewellery in which Agate Gemstone is used with gold or silver or as bracelets or pendants needs a lot of good care as it is a soft gemstone which is easily prone to scratches.