Since ancient times, the healing properties of certain natural crystals have aided practitioners in medical science and thus making them an integral part of a living space.
Agate is one such crystal, translucent in nature that is primarily formed by the concentric or horizontal band- like deposition of microcrystalline quartz silicates from groundwater in the cavities of igneous rocks. The banded patterns (chalcedonic in nature) are one of the distinct characteristics of many agates. It was originally founded in Sicily along the banks of the Achetes River, and hence it derives its name.
These gemstones are attributed a wide array of colors, that includes green, blue, pink, black, white, gray, red and brown. The varsity in colors and banded patterns garner them with a peculiar beauty and aesthetics that are soothing to both eyes and mind, making them an instant choice for the people.
Besides the natural curing properties, agates are extremely hard and rate between 6 to 7 on Mohs’ Hardness Scale. The translucence and a greasy luster impart an unparalleled effervescence to an agate slab that scintillates the entire space around.