Carved agate plate from
All colors are possible, whether
naturally occurring or as the result of dying.
Excellent. Agates are extremely tenacious.
Found all over the world, abundantly.
Blue Lace Agate
Crazy Lace Agate
Lake Superior Agate
Mexican Lace Agate
Pigeon Blood Agate
a variety of banded microcrystalline quartz, or chalcedony.
There are countless varieties of agate usually named after their physical characteristics or location
of origin. The layers of agate form as layers of chalcedony
line a cavity (or vug) in a host rock.
Since the twelfth century agate has been attributed with
the power of improving one's disposition as well as their
eyesight. These beliefs still carry on today. My favorite
claims for agate were stated in The Book of Saxon Leechdoms written in 1864. Here, it was written, that agate prevents
harm from thunder, sorcery, demonic possession, poison and
Following is an example of banded agate from Brazil: