A type of banded chalcedony, agate is found in translucent browns, grays, pinks, purples and apricots with curved white bands. The Pink-Purple variety shows predominantly those colors. A new theory in the growth of agates proposes that the white bands are in fact opal. Therefore the 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 root & heart chakra, zodiac sign of Aries & Virgo & vibrates to the number 4.

– Aids in acceptance of oneself
– Boosts self confidence
– Enhances mental function, perception, concentration & analytical abilities.
– Promotes powerful to-the-point communication & speaking your truth.
– Lends spiritual discrimination.
– Physically aids in cleaning the blood of toxins, keeping blood vessels healthy and removes build up in the heart valves.

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