Agate is a chalcedony or cryptocrystalline quartz. It grows in pockets or geodes in a solution of Silicon Dioxide over many hundreds or thousands of years, as minerals slowly seep through the soil. Blue Lace Agate is one of the rarest varieties of agate, found originally in Namibia, later in Scotland in an area called the Blue Hole. The Ellensburg Blue Agate, found in Washington State was prized for centuries by native american tribes as an extremely spiritual stone. These stones can be very expensive, due to their rarity. Their color is a pale sky blue with white banding, though sometimes bright blue, gray & brownish areas are present as well. Many stones found as geodes contain druzy crystals in the middle.

Associated with the throat chakra, zodiac sign of Gemini & vibrates to the numbers 5 (Blue Lace Agate) & 9 (Ellensburg Blue Agate).

– A stone of confidence in communication, it allows free expression of thoughts & feelings in a way that others can easily comprehend and integrate.
– A stone for caregivers, it calms, supports and relieves stress and anxiety.
– Also a stone for those who speak for a living; teachers, mentors & business professionals who need to convey their thoughts and information in the correct manner.
– Cultivates maturity, aids in discerning the real from the imagined, & aids in thinking before speaking or speaking out of panic or anxiety.
– Dissolves patterns of repression and fear of being judged.
– Physically aids new mothers in the prevention of postpartum depression & assists with lactation when worn as a necklace. Also soothes tension headaches and high blood pressure, throat problems and stuttering.

Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.57-2.64
Refractive Index: 1.53-1.55