Agate is a type of chalcedony that is formed from microscopic quartz crystals. Agate is recognizable by its banding, usually appearing as a blend of opaque and translucent layers.
The use of agates as healing charms and amulets date back to the Neolithic era and this tradition carried on throughout Ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations. It is said that the Greek philosopher Theophrastus named these stones 'agate' after the river he found them in; the Achates River (now Dirillo River).
Agate can form in a variety of colors and thus take on their own names, such as Blue Lace Agate, Moss Agate and Carnelian, these stones have specialized uses in magic, but in general, Agate is a grounding stone that can help balance extremes in any situation. Agate can be used to bring clarity, stability, and order to chaotic situations, as well as providing a sense of calm to the wearer’s thoughts.
This listing is for one piece of assorted color Agate. Color and variety will vary.