Agate, Moss

Moss agate is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide, with minerals of a green color forming filaments and other patterns in the stone suggestive of moss. The field is a clear or milky-white quartz, and the included minerals are mainly oxides of manganese or iron. It is not a true form of agate, because it does not have concentric banding. The moss-like dendritic inclusions are formed due to trace amounts of metals present, such as chrome or iron. The metals can make different colors depending on their valence (oxidation state). Moss agate is usually formed from weathered volcanic rocks.

Agate, Green Moss $2
  • – Stone of new beginnings.
  • – Emotional, physical & intellectual balance; stabilizes physical energy.
  • – See the beauty in all you behold.
  • – Attracts abundance & self-expression.
  • – Releases fear & deep-seated stress.
  • – Expand personal space & growth.
Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.57-2.64
Refractive Index: 1.53-1.55

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.