What is Agate Jewellery?

Agate Jewellery is any fashion accessory created using an Agate gemstone. This jewellery can include pendants, rings and brooches.

So, What is Agate?

Agate is a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz and due to its unique patterns and hardness, makes a perfect gemstone for Agate Jewellery. It is used as a  semiprecious stone when it is of desirable quality and colour. Agate generally forms by the deposition of silica from groundwater in the cavities of igneous rocks.

Is Agate Unique?

Because Agate is a natural forming mineral, no two Agate stones are exactly alike. When you choose a stone, there is no other stone exactly like it in the world. Think of Agate as the snowflake of the crystal world. Please remember that natural stones have inclusions, and this is what makes your Purple Agate Pendant unique.

Agate /’æget/ is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components,[1] consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks. Decorative uses of agates are known to date back to Ancient Greece and are used most commonly as decorations or jewelry.

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Agate Jewellery – Our unique Purple Agate Pendant. The naturally forming patterns make this vibrant pendant a fantastic accessory to compliment your outfit.

Why is Agate Jewellery Banded?

Like most of the Agate stones, the formation of banded Agate occurs during volcanic eruptions. Over time, layers of different inclusions created recognizable bands inside the stone. In many cases, the cavity of the rock is not fully filled, leaving a hollow void inside it. This makes Agate Jewellery a highly sought after and prized, semiprecious gemstone.

Where is Agate found?

Agate is found throughout the world. Most agates occur in cavities in eruptive rocks or ancient lavas. Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, England, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Canada, and the United States all have varieties of Agates.

Where does Agate come from?

Most Agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas, in former cavities produced by volatiles in the original molten mass, which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls.

When to wear Agate Jewellery?

The short answer is, ANYTIME! Agate is a beautiful gemstone that can enhance and finish any fashion ensemble.

But there are other benefits to wearing Agate. It can help improve your work efficiency and also allow you to perform your best at all times. Wearing purple Agate enables you to stay mentally healthy in difficult times. Wearing Agate can help one guard against danger. It allows one to see the world from a broader perspective and more clarity.

Wearing an Agate Pendant will encourage logical thinking, helping you make the right decision, especially when you are working on a tight budget.

When it comes time to discuss budgets and finances with your partner, be sure to have some agate nearby. The calming nature of Agate will help you get clear on solutions instead of focusing on the challenges you may be facing right now.

Agate crystals are popular for many uses, including jewelry and home decor, because of stunning patterns in their sliced form. But Agate is also a strong healing stone that helps you find your inner strength, stability, and resilience and assists with understanding all the layers that make up our psychology, which allows us to act with love instead of fear. It is good for grounding, balance, and feeling supported in life. Agate crystals are helpful in situations where there have been emotional upheavals and where truth and soundness are needed.

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How is Agate Used?

Industrial uses of Agate exploit its hardness, ability to retain a highly polished surface finish and resistance to chemical attack. It has traditionally been used to make knife-edge bearings for laboratory balances and precision pendulums, and sometimes to make mortars and pestles to crush and mix chemicals. It has also been used for centuries for leather burnishing tools.

Why Use Agate for Jewellery?

Combining the unique and colourful banding with its hardness and highly polished surface makes Agate perfect for creating jewellery. Agate pendants, rings, broaches, paper knives and many other types of jewellery use this unique gemstone.