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No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures. Agate comes in most colours. Agates range from transparent to opaque in a variety of beautiful colours. It presents various tints in the same specimen. The stones can be artificially stained to produce combinations of colour more vivid than those found in the natural state. Agate brings stability to your life. SiO2 Agate is a semi pellucid crystallized quartz, consisting of banded or with branching inclusions chalcedony. Physical properties of agate are in general those of quartz. The name agate comes from Semitic aqiq or achit: “separation of a newborn’s hair”. The word was then applied to a valley near Medina in Saudi Arabia, then the Greeks transposed it into achates, which also pointed to a river of Sicily (the Drillo) where the stone could be found. In Latin it became agate. Agate  is considered a stone that brings good luck and is a stone with strong protection properties, especially for children, and is very calming and soothing. It creates a sense of safety and security. Agate can harmonize positive and negative forces, alleviate bad dreams and can give courage, energy, strength, and dispel fears, all of which increase self-confidence. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. It is a stone of harmony, and by bringing the elements of one being into harmony. It greatly enhances healing. Agate also enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect. Agate is an excellent crystal for balancing Yin Yang energy and for balancing the physical, emotional and intellectual bodies with your Etheric energies. It stabilizes your aura, cleansing and smoothing dysfunctional energies, and both transforming and eliminating negativity. It further assists in the precise examination of yourself and of circumstances relevant to your well being. Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision, it provides for perceptiveness in stressful situations. It is also used to produce inspiration from and connectedness with, the entities residing in the spiritual worlds. It has been reported to strengthen the sight, to diminish thirst and to promote marital fidelity. Agate is excellent as a healer for respiratory issues and issues of the teeth and gums. It works with chakras according to stone color. Associated Chakras are Base, Heart, Navel, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Throat and Thymus

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