Agate is a banded form of microcrystalline Quartz, which occurs worldwide and in a staggering number of types and colours.

Some of the most popular types of Agate include Botswana Agate, Turritella Agate, Blue Lace Agate and Moss Agate. Agate is used as a decorative object, either carved into shapes or sold as regular polished slices.

Information about Agate

This stone is a gorgeous silica, and a member of the Quartz family. It is often sold dyed and sliced, as it accepts colour readily, and when sliced, it looks extremely beautiful if held up to a light source.

It exists in many forms and qualities – there are a large number of colours and types, and it can actually be quite hard to keep track of the list. It was used throughout time for stone carving, and has been found in many ancient sites, carved into decorative shapes.

It is mostly found in volcanic rock, and is found in nearly every country in the world – although some gem quality pieces are found in certain specific places. Low quality pieces are even found in a riverbed near to our warehouse.

Due to the beautiful banding and internal crystals, it is usually found cut into slices and polished, or tumbled to create an interesting banded stone of multiple colours. Some people also form it into candleholders, bookends, and other decorative objects.

Spirituality and Crystal Healing with Agate

Due to the variety of types of this stone, it is difficult to write specifics regarding its use in crystal healing, or its past use in spirituality or religion.

We recommend finding the page for the specific type you are interested in, which will have more accurate and specific information.

Please check our ‘Search by Stone’ page for the variety you are looking for, or feel free to contact us if you are having trouble locating a product to suit you.