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Agate Gemstone a Unique Element

All You need to Know.

Agate gemstone has been a trend on Pinterest, where one can easily find many inspirational decor pictures using agate items. Designers are introducing agate stone on many projects, from big statement pieces such full countertops and walls done in detailed agate, to decorative items around the home…So, why this gemstone is gaining more and more attention each day?

As a rule, agate has a striped appearance with green, yellow, red, and brown being the most common color schemes.

Agate Characteristics:

  • Formation: common semi-precious mineral, a variety of chalcedony, and a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz as its primary components. 
  • Color: comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Agates have a banded structure, successive layers being approximately parallel to the sides of the cavity. As a rule, agate has a striped appearance with green, yellow, red, and brown being the most common color schemes. Natural colors are brown, red, lilac, pink, yellow as well as black, gray, and white. It is quite a porous gemstone, therefore, readily accepts dye.
  • Price Range: depends on the type. However, the natural green and blue ones, being more difficult to find, tend to be more expensive.
  • Origin: agate is found throughout the world. Brazil and Uruguay being prominent suppliers.
  • Benefits: excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind, and spirit

Did you know, the Agate Stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher?  He discovered the stone along the shore line of the Achate River in Sicily, sometime between the 4th and 3rd centuries BC

Some of the most common Agate Stone Types:

  • Brazilian agate: Is found as sizable geodes of layered nodules.These occur in brownish tones inter-layered with white and gray.
  • Fortification Agate: Most Common. Concentric lines which follow the outline of the cavity in which they were formed.
  • Water-line Agate: Has a succession of parallel lines.
  • Onyx: usually black and white agate (a water-line agate)
  • Sardonyx: similar to onyx with parallel banding but with red and white coloring
  • Crazy Lace Agate: Lace-like pattern with forms such as eyes, swirls, bands or zig zags. Is white or creamy based agate with swirls of red or brown

Why use agate in your home decor?

Items made of this stone are able to unite unique elements of nature, with glamor and luxury, still giving off an organic beauty. Bringing refinement to the decor. Our tip is to use agate stone as a touch of color and interest in more neutral decors. Gemstones usually pair well with metals and wood.

Since the agate stone has a unique combination of energies it can be used for good feng shui. The agate combines the strength and solidity of the stone with the fluidity of the water element and the translucency of air. The recommendation is to place the agate stone in any area of your home that needs gentle healing and more expression.

Check out these fantastic inspirational photos on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/agaterock 

Pink Amethyst main characteristics and benefits

Quick Info about Pink Amethyst:

Color: soft-hued of darker purple amethyst, spans a range of pink hues. 

Origin: Patagonia – Argentina, Southern Brazil, and Uruguay.

Chakras: Heart and Crown

A rare stone full of powerful effects

Pink Amethyst is a variant of amethyst, a violet variety of quartz. Its color is a soft-hued of darker purple amethyst, spanning a range of pink hues. It is different in tone and clarity from that of Rose Quartz. Its color results from hematite inclusions inside the quartz points and spectroscopic analysis indicate that this form of Quartz is closer in its absorption to Amethyst than to either Rose Quartz or Pink Quartz. Is a brand new find, from Patagonia – Argentina. Has only recently become available, although is extremely hard to find in nature. This stone is known to foster feelings of understanding, trust, peace, and love. Also helps to support your heart chakra as well as your crown chakra. Can be used for decoration purposes or in jewelry.

Benefits of Pink Amethyst

The Stone of heart and soul

As the pink amethyst is a variant of the amethyst, it carries with it the properties of spiritual connection and support for the crown chakra. Like quartz, pink amethyst has the benefit of cleansing energy of a particular space or person, absorbing bad energy, offering strong protection against the negative energies of the environment. Also, this stone is known to foster feelings of understanding, calmness, trust, and grace.

It also helps to support your heart chakra and connect your heart with your spirit. Pink amethyst is said to help balance your heart and crown chakras, improve relationships through wisdom and love, and help bring in peace and relaxation. Without a doubt, pink amethyst is a very strong stone full of powerful effects.

How to use Pink Amethyst

Pink amethysts can be used in several different ways. It is said that when placed under the pillows, it can help one to experience lucid dreams and awaken with a clearer memory of what was dreamt about.

When the goal is to create an environment of love and peace or protection from negative energies, this stone can be used as a decoration item. Good ideas are to place pink amethyst bookends on your bookcases, candle holders on your nightstand, or use coasters and platters around the house. Spheres like the one in the photo above can bring some color into your space, place it as an accent piece on shelves, next to a framed photo, art print, or a mirror.

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