A semiprecious form of chalcedony, compact microcrystalline variety of quartz. The characteristic band colours are determined by the differing minerals present as the agate forms. Agate is formed in cavities in volcanic lava, silica rich waters solutions penetrate into the cavities and form a layer of silica gel, this process repeats until the cavity is filled and eventually the gel solidifies forming Agate.
Crystal System: Hexagonal / Trigonal
Colour: All Colours
Lustre: Vitreous to waxy
Specific Gravity: 2.7
Known as the stabilizer, Agate crystal is the stone to call on for support when you need stability and grounding in your life. The Agate crystal properties work by connecting you with the gentle vibrations of the Earth, making it a gentle stone with a light, diffused energy. With mellow vibrations and a steady rhythm, Agate can bring you a sense of peace and support when you feel scattered or overwhelmed by modern life.