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 Agate, Green Gemstone Properties 

Design Possibilities

This beautiful, translucent deep green stone goes back to the Egyptians. At least 3000 years ago, they were using agate for seals, rings, and decorating vessels. The art of dyeing it into vibrant colors began with the Romans. Today, not only does it continue to be popular for art objects and jewelry, industry also "loves" agate because of its hardness and resistance to chemicals. Like a truly beautiful woman, green agate beads and cabochons have a history that adds to and intensifies their beauty. Combine these delicate-looking opulently green beads with small copper beads and brass and/or silver-plated heishi for jewelry people will want to pass on for generations.

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

Even before we knew about Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement and color, most of us knew we felt better when we had green plants and trees around us. According to Feng Shui, that's because green is a benevolent, humanistic color. Like all color, it affects us even when we don't know it.

In this stone, the spiritual power of green is combined with that of agate. According to modern healers who use stones in healing, green agate corresponds to someone who is compassionate, generous, has good fortune and a keen sense of justice. It also encourages those traits in others. We'd all be happier if a whole lot more people started wearing green agate.
Mineral InformationMicrocrystalline quartz, banded chalcedony--often infused with iron and aluminum
Chemical CompositionSiO2
ColorDeep green
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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