Today, not only does it continue to be popular for art objects and jewelry, industry also "loves" agate because of its hardness and resistance to chemicals.
In this stone, the spiritual power of green is combined with that of agate. According to modern healers who use stones in healing, green agate increases compassion, generosity and a keen sense of justice, along with enhancing mental and emotional flexibility, improving decision-making and resolving disputes. It also encourages these traits in others.
Agate is formed by layers of silica filling voids in other minerals. The layers form in stages, often with high contrast as riverbeds, ashfalls or other environmental elements change over time. Since they are filling in openings in (primarily) volcanic rock, agates are usually formed in rounded nodules or knobs. Each agate is unique, as it is created by filling a different shaped void. When the void fills entirely, a full agate is formed. When it is only partially filled by silica, the hollow center often becomes filled with crystalline quartz (called "druzy") lining the inside--a common component of geodes or "thundereggs."
When found, most agates are visually dull and require cutting or polishing to reveal their inner color banding. Commercial values on natural stones (stones without any enhancements) are frequently determined by the fineness, sharpness and bold color contrasts within the bands.
Agate has historically been carved into cameos, using the natural differences in band colors to create profiles and scenes. Other uses beyond jewelry include handles, boxes and other items for personal care and home décor.
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Crystal healing and other types of energy work are not to be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine. If you have a serious health issue, you should consult your doctor and make complementary healing part of a complete health care programme.
Due to recent changes in UK Law enacted on 26th May 2008, at Love & Creations we would like to advise that when we talk about, discuss or hand out literature relating to the healing properties of crystals and stones, we are communicating our own personal beliefs and the results of our own extensive research.Just because a crystal or stone is alleged to have one or more healing properties, either physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, it does not mean that you will definitely experience or benefit from any such properties. I'am A Qualified Reiki Healer and will not put any Reiki energy into the stones without being asked to do so,
Cleansing and Clearing your Crystal:
it is very important to clean and cleanse your crystals, so your crystal only has your energy on it..
Do not share your crystals they are adapted to your energy only..
Each crystal you receive or new item you should always clean and cleanse
when your crystal gets delivered and leaves me it is touched by many hands which is exposing your crystals to many levels of energy touching your parcel,
Crystals hold the energy imprint of the last person they touched,
Cleanse your crystals when you first receive them and after using them with others to ensure they are attuned to your energy vibrations..
There are many ways to cleanse crystals, some will be damaged by water so if you are not sure use another method other than water.
Here are a few i find really effective and to which i use myself!!