FUN FACTS ABOUT AGATE

Agate is a beautiful stone found all over the world. There are many agate types; striped, dotted, banded and more! Agate's prized for its unique properties and beauty.

Here are 10 fun facts about agate:

  1. Agate is a birthstone for the month for September and associated with the zodiac sign Gemini.
  2. Agates are also strongly connected with fire element, which brings us life energy.
  3. The name "agate" comes from the Greek word "agates," which means "fortunate." .
  4. Agate stones are a type of chalcedony, which is a type of quartz.
  5. Agate crystals are found in a variety of colors, including brown, pink, red, grey, yellow,and white.
  6. Agates take 50 million years to form.
  7. Agate rocks form in concentric circles and can often be found in formations called "fortification agate", "eye agate", or "sagenite".
  8. Agate rocks are found in places like Brazil, Australia, India, Madagascar, and the USA (Wisconsin is a popular place to find them).
  9. Agate gems rank a 6.5-7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness making them a great gem for jewelry because they are not easily scratched.
  10. Agate stones help overcome stress and anxiety and improve self-confidence.
  11. Agate gems are good for the skin and can help with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Whether you're a collector or just appreciate their beauty, agates are definitely a stone worth knowing more about!