Agates have been used as gemstones for thousands of years. They were some of the earliest stones fashioned by people. Today they are cut into cabochons, beads, small sculptures, and functional objects such as paperweights and bookends. Agate cabochons are popular and are used in rings, earrings, pendants, and other jewelry objects. Agate beads are commonly made into necklaces and earrings. Some have been used as marbles.
Agate is an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. Agate Eases from Pain arising from bruises, Strains and Sprains. It Helps in getting rid of Scars and improving skin health. It cleanses and stabilizes 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 heals the eyes, stomach and uterus; cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas; strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.
Types of Agate:
Botswana Agate is beneficial to smokers and those wanting to quit smoking. It helps you to look for solutions rather than dwelling on problems. Helps to explore unknown territory and your own creativity. Botswana Agate aids in seeing the bigger picture. Releases repression. It helps the body to assimilate oxygen. Aids depression.
Brazilian Agate brings about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. It aids in centring and stabilising physical energy. Brazilian Agate harmonises yin and yang. It is a soothing and calming stone which works slowly but brings great strength. It can bring hidden information to light.
Bulls Eye Agate (also known as Orbicular Agate) has long been thought to ward off the evil-eye or curses. It helps the survival instinct, eliminating fear and helping to improve one’s chances for survival in dangerous situations. It stimulates the quality of grace in physical movements and actions. Bulls Eye Agate balances the chakras and stimulates an awareness and fulfilment of well-being. It treats disorders of the reproductive system. Aids in the treatment of growths and stimulates regenerative properties.
White Agate is “The ultimate pregnancy stone”. It helps to protect mother and baby from harm, soothes labour pains, eases morning sickness, ensures a healthy milk flow for the baby.