A type of banded chalcedony, it is found in translucent browns, grays, pinks, purples and apricots with curved white bands. A new theory in the growth of agates proposes that the white bands are in fact opal. Therefore the Black Banded Agate is a beautiful muted rainbow of cryptocrystalline quartz with opaque opal bands swirling through. Many stones have been found in ancient sites that have been carved into cabochons that have eye-like shapes, believed to be protection talismans.

Associated with the crown chakra, zodiac sign of Scorpio & vibrates to the numbers 2 & 11.

– Transforms negative energy and emotional dis-ease.
– Beneficial for artistic expression, self-confidence and concentration.
– Assists in bringing hidden emotions to light so they may heal and be released from the body.
– Harmonizes physical and subtle bodies, creating balance in the self.
– Supports uterine health and encourages health during pregnancy.
– Assists in soothign and healing skin conditions.

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