One of the most popular stones in the world since ancient times, Agate is no other than a variety of a Silica mineral formation composed of microscopic, fine and bright, crystals found mainly in nodules of volcanic rocks or in the veins of volcanic granite rocks. Having a hardness of 7 in the Mohs scale, Agate is usually composed of different layers being the main ones:
1. Outside Skin: made of dark greenish decomposed, iron rich, matrix or Limonite; also known as priming.
2. The middle: made of different layers of compressed, smooth chalcedony/quartz material.
3. Core: if hollow, the mineral deposits have not reach the center and the last layer consists of small crystallized walls or druzy.
In any of its types, Agate has been around since as early as Babylonian times where it was used in amulets and ornaments. It was very popular during greek times because of its medicinal and stonecutting properties, so popular in fact that it was named by the greek philosopher Theophrastus around the 4th century B.C. Now days, there are hundreds of types of Agates, found all over the world; all very popular not only because of its beauty and versatility but also because of its energy-harmonizing properties.
Agate is commonly linked to the Root Chakra and it is believed to aid with grounding and harmonizing of opposite energies. It is highly recommended for people that need to bring balance into their lives, restore or replenish energy. It helps in overcoming fears and anxieties and releasing of suppressed emotions. When in possession of this stone, calmness, balance and peace are readily available and is highly recommended by Reiki masters and Crystal Healers as a tool to help people sleep better at night, specially for those who suffer from night terrors or nightmares. Physically, Agate supports physical endurance, helps relieve from exhaustion, enhances the immune system and soothes any digestive issues.
For the month of June 2018, Rock My World will be offering 10% off* on all Agate items as part of our Stone of the Month promotion.
*Valid only from June 1st to June 30th, 2018
**Not valid with any other promotion or discount