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 Agate, Crazy Lace Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

Crazy lace agate's colors and designs are like a wonderful quilt you want to wrap around you. Creamy browns, blacks and golds and occasional pinks swirl together creating complex patterns that make this a unique agate. Combine it with other earth color stones or use it alone. Whether you use it in strands, earrings or pendants, it complements autumn fashions or makes a welcome change of pace from the bright colors of summer. Use it wherever you want to combine calmness, earth tones and your own uniqueness. This stone says it all, without words. Watch other people's faces. You'll see that they get the message--and love it.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Sufi saints and Hindu sadhus use agate for rosaries and necklaces because it brings calmness which leads to good luck. That relationship between calmness and good luck is especially evident in crazy lace agate. It's called the generational stone because it helps grandchildren and grandparents understand each other. If you're a grandparent, you know what I mean. A judge I once worked for used to say whenever his grandchildren came for the weekend, "They bless me twice each time they visit. When they arrive. And when they leave again." The saints and sadhus are on to something. So, when you hear the good news that the grandchildren are coming for the summer, get some extra rest, prepare to enjoy them, and begin wearing crazy lace agate constantly. (It'll be a great summer, but you'll need extra amounts of both luck and calmness.)
Mineral InformationMicrocrystalline quartz, banded chalcedony--often infused with iron and aluminum
Chemical CompositionSiO2
ColorWhites, brown, blacks, greys, golds, pinks
Hardness6-1/2 - 7
Specific Gravity2.60-2.65
Refractive Index1.544-1.553

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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