Agate is a type of quartz. It has many different colors and can be found in large rocks such as boulders. This stone will take 50 million years to create. Agate will distinguish by colored band patterns various rocks. Agate stone is under the category of Quartz with the Silica formula. The colors of this stone are White to grey, light blue, orange to red and black.
Agate in jewellery industry:
this stone is known as Aqeeq and agate in Turkish. It is widely used in ring set with a chalcedony stone. An aqeeq rings also has religious features in Islam and it is considered to wear one.
Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates stone were first found. Often banded in layers, or stripes, some types have "eye" markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.
Types of Agates
The world of agates is a fantastic and ever evolving places. There are hundreds different types of them, if not thousands of types of agates. They are found around the world almost everywhere. They bring a wonder and magic to the planet with their swirls of color bands everywhere. We have captured the metaphysical properties of several of the most popular ones in separate pages.
Blue Lace Agate:
Blue Lace Agate, has a soft, soothing shape; such as sky-blue waters released from winter's grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.
Crazy Lace Agate.
Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or "Happy Lace." It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. It is not a stone of protection from danger, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism in everyday of life. It has a graceful design and colors, comes in random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, stimulating for the mind and attitude.
Dendritic Agate is famous for the Stone of Plentitude. It brings abundance and fullness to all areas of life, from business to agricultural endeavors. It was associated with the ancient Greek dryads, woodland and tree spirits, and was buried in the fields at the time of sowing to insure a good harvest.
Fire Agate, is famous for the spiritual flame of absolute perfection, carries a great mystery locked inside its deep brown crystal. You need only touch the stone and fiery embers ignite. Peer into its depths and flames leap within its chambers. Study it closely and it will almost show you its secrets.
Laguna Agate is the most highly praised banded agate in the world. It is known for its extremely tight banding and vibrant shades of red and scarlet. Laguna Agate is found in an area covering roughly four square miles in a remote mountain range in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Throughout history and all cultures, Moss Agate has been known as the crystal of gardeners and agriculture. It was considered a miraculous healing stone for tribal priests of the past, giving them power to interact with our human organic system, and was used as a talisman to make warriors strong and victorious.