Agate was named after the river Agate (known today as Dirillo river) in Sicily where it was first discovered. Agates are found in all colors of the rainbow, although green and blue are quite rare. Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz which usually show varicolored bands. It is a hard stone in the range of 6-6.5 at the Mohs scale. We find agates all over the world including: Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, and the USA.
Red agate cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. It enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders. Zodiac : Gemini,Leo, Virgo.
Blue agate helps to strengthen and accelerate the repair of bones, thyroid deficiencies, throat and lymph infections. It soothes red, sore eyes and any skin problems associated with redness and irritation. Zodiac: Pisces
Green agate protects the eyes. It assists in completing unfinished activities. It is an excellent healer for plants. Zodiac: Taurus, Libra.
Yellow agate, according to tradition strengthens heart and gives courage. For grounding & balance. Zodiac: Virgo.
Black Agate like all black stones protects against negative energies. It attracts good fortune . It helps to overcome fears and brings strength. Zodiac: Capricorn.