Agate/Akik belongs to the quartz family of minerals. Quartz is one of the most important minerals found in the earth’s crust. Agate is classified under cryptocrystalline variety. Agate is often referred as microcrystalline sometimes. Silicon dioxide or silica found in the stone is associated with the volcanic rock.
Agate Gemstone Meaning
Agate is the gemstone of a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz. Agate is the stone which everyone should keep. It wards off evils and also protects the wearer from mishap and negative condition. Agate is one of the oldest stone recorded in the history. It attracts strength and protects from the bad dreams. It is used in jewelry since ancient time. Agate is used as a pendant, rings and bracelet. Due to its beauty and attractive texture, agate is used in the art and craft industries.
Agate/Akik Origin and Sources
Agate was discovered during some 3rd to 4th century back. It was discovered by a Greek philosopher, who named the stone after the river “Achates”. Agate is found in the pockets of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock. Deposits of silicon dioxide occur in the form of ball shaped in these rocks.
Properties of Agate/Akik Gemstone
Color-Clear or Milky, Gray, Blue, Green, Pink, Brown, Often artificially covered
Appearance-Waxy, usually banded, sometimes translucent with small crystals, various sizes, often sold as artificially colored slices that have no additional therapeutic properties.
Source-United States, India, Morocco, Czech Republic and worldwide
Agate has the power to balance yin and yang, the positive and negative energy that hold the universe in place. A soothing and calming stone, Agate gemstone works slowly but brings great strength. It is widely used since time immemorial to ward off curses and disease.
Benefit of Agate Gemstones
Agate is a soothing and charming stone. Psychologically, it gently facilitates acceptance of one’s self. This stone builds self confidence. It aids self-expression and perception of hidden circumstances.
Agate enhances mental function as they improve concentration, perception, and analytical skills leading to practical solutions. Its love of truth encourages speaking one’s truth. Emotionally, this crystal overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart. Agate heals inner anger, fostering love and the courage to start again.
Spiritually, Agate raises consciousness and links into collective consciousness and awareness of you. It encourages quiet contemplation, life experiences, leading to spiritual growth and inner stability.
Healing Properties of Agate
Agate stimulates the digestive process and improves gastritis. This cures the eyes, stomach, and female genital organs. Agate cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas. It aid in healing of blood vessels and cures skin disease.
Carry on this stone, if you want to take any important decision in life.
Use of Agate/Akik Gemstone
Use this stone studded in silver or gold as a ring or pendant.