Blue Lace Agate (Namibia)
Stunning Blue Lace Agate from Namibia
Highly polished blue lace agate, each of this fine grade translucent stones exhibits subtle colour and distinctive banding. They're incredibly tactile so could be used as a worry bead to help with stress and relaxation. Once in your hand it's really quite difficult to put these stones down.
Small amounts of blue lace agate can be found in Malawi and Zambia but the vast majority has always come from a remote and barren area of desert in southern Namibia close to the border with South Africa. The deposit known as Ysterputz on farm 254 in Karasburg West was taken over by George Swanson in the late 1960's. He subsequently mined it extensively until his death in 2010.
The deposit has been closed for several years and mining operations are unlikely to recommence any time soon. For this reason blue lace agate from southern Namibia is in high demand and material is becoming increasingly rare.
We fell in love with these blue lace agate stones as soon as we saw them but sadly there were only five available. Slightly translucent and exceptionally tactile, each one is beautifully unique in its own way.
Blue lace agate is a particularly hard mineral which makes it relatively easy to work with.
In crystal healing blue lace agate is said to be serene and calming with the ability to activate and heal the throat chakra. For this reason it's an ideal companion for those suffering from a cold or the flu.
These highly polished stones have a vitreous lustre so they reflect light in a similar way to glass.
Weights and sizes can be found in the adjacent dropdown list.
1. Back row first stone left hand side
2. Back row middle stone
3. Back row third stone from left hand side
4. Front row first stone left hand side
5. Front row second stone from left hand side
To see some truly magnificent photos of blue lace agate and to read more about this blue variety of chalcedony, we highly recommend visiting this website. Material cannot be purchased through the site or from the owner. It has been set up purely for information purposes.