Agate, Fire

Fire Agate is a semi-precious natural gemstone found only in certain areas of central and northern Mexico and the southwestern United States (New Mexico, Arizona and California). Approximately 24-36 million years ago these areas were subjected to massive volcanic activity during the Tertiary Period. Fire agates were formed during this period of volcanism when hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock. It has a translucent deep reddish-brown base, with fiery flashes of orange, red, green and gold. Its iridescent colors are caused by light interference on thin layers of iron oxide or limonite crystals within the stone.

Tumbled Fire Agate
  • – Historically, Fire Agate was used in alchemy because it was believed to contain the essence of fire. 
  • – Connected to Lower Chakras & the element of fire.
  • – Stimulates sexual energy, reduces impotence, removes fear of intimacy, & increases physical stamina.
  • – Removes creative blocks & physical exhaustion.
  • – Assists in managing multiple commitments of jobs, relationships, etc.
  • – Aids in healing from digestive disorders, skin issues, hot flashes, & increases the metabolism
Hardness: 7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.59 - 2.61
Refractive Index: 1.530 to 1.543

Michelle Ferris

Michelle Ferris is the owner, curator, and buyer for Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Born & raised in Seattle by first-generation parents, she has worked to create authentic, connective, and inclusive events for the better portion of her professional life. Since 2013, Michelle worked to create community-activated Rock, Gem, Art, & Music shows, at which Crystallography Gems was a cornerstone. At the start of the pandemic, moved her operation online, and opened a shop in Georgetown, expanding into a larger showroom in 2022. In November 2023, she moved her shop to downtown Seattle, rebranding it as Crystal Lounge by Crystallography Gems. Her shop offers crystals, minerals, gems, rocks, jewelry, and metaphysical tools, and focuses on getting her customers the tools they need, and the education needed for them to make informed, confident decisions about their purchases.