Gemstone Family Quartz
Chakras Heart (4th), Sacral (6th)
Colour Pink with soft pink and white banding
Found in Germany (Idar-Oberstein area), Brazil, Egypt, Italy, Madagascar, Mexico and Scotland
Element  Associated with Earth
Also known as "Protector of Children"
Meaning  Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone.
Birthstone Month September
Zodiac Sign Gemini, Scorpio, Capricorn
Chemical Composition SiO2
Hardness on the Mohs scale  7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
Physical Healing Properties Strengthens the immune system, helps in healing the liver and pancreas, improves concentration
Emotional Healing Properties Heals emotional disease, transforms negativity, relieves distress, soothes anger, boosts confidence and support, promotes unconditional love
Spiritual Properties Strengthens the bond between parent and child, balances yin and yang energies, brings calmness to the user
Legend has it that... In Medieval times, the belief surrounding agate properties was that it could deliver a plentiful harvest if tied to the horns of an oxen. Ancient Egyptians believed agate provided protection against natural disasters like lightning, protection from thirst and as having the ability to deliver powers of speech


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