Blue Agate Crystals
Size Range (cms) : 2.2 - 3.6
Blue Agate Not Blue Lace Agate
Blue agate is often confused for blue lace agate but the two materials are not the same. With that said, if they were mixed up together it would be pretty difficult to tell one from the other. The main difference is the markings which are more prominent in blue lace agate. Blue agate is also more readily available than blue lace.
Blue agate is a relatively common mineral and shades of colour and specific markings vary depending on the location where it was mined. The blue agate tumbled stones that we've chosen for our collection come from South Africa.
Agates with distinctive colours and prominent markings have been collected by man probably since the dawn of time. Hundreds of different varieties can be found around the world and many have their own unique names. Agate is a variety of the mineral chalcedony which is a cryptocrystalline variety of quartz. Cryptocrystalline means its crystals are too small to be seen with the naked eye.
The name chalcedony has hardly changed and can be traced back thousands of years. The same goes for agate which was named after the River Achates (now known Dirillo or Acate) in Sicily. Ancient Roman author and natural philosopher Pliny the Elder identified many different types of agate. These were grouped according to colour, banding and their distinctive markings which Pliny wrote often resembled animals, plants or other organic matter.
These tantalising blue agate crystals have a vitreous lustre which means they reflect light in a similar way to glass.
In the metaphysical world blue agate is a high energy stone that brings happiness into almost any situation. It has a warm gentle energy that enhances charm and likeability. It's a perfect stone for those who work in a busy and demanding environment. Blue agate encourages lateral thinking and can motivate you towards finding answers to old and difficult problems.
Weights and sizes of our blue agate crystals varies from piece to piece. Although classed as a medium sized tumbled stone, due to size differences we have split them into small and medium.
Empathic warriors are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing them away. These pieces are available to buy at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warriors are not always available. More information can be found in our article on empathic warrior crystals.
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