The Grey Agate

Meet the Grey Agate, our favorite semi-precious gem of the Fall Winter 2018 collection. 

Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a miniral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks or color... each gem is different to another! Did you know that the Agate is also called the "Earth Rainbow", the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form...

Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artefacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon! Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. 

The world of Agates is a facinating and ever evolving places. There are hundres, if not thousands of types of agates. We love the colour of the Grey agate, it's a bit blueish with tones of Dark Grey. The Grey Agate balances yin and yang energies, harmonizes emotional and mental states. It's the perfect stone for grounding and centring. 

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