Agate is a semi-precious stone with gray, soft blue-purple tones, with shades of yellow and brown. Relax and let yourself be hypnotized by the striations of this beautiful stone, we will tell you its story...
Its history and its specificities
Agate is a variety of quartz. It is a transparent stone with translucent, glassy shine. It is formed in volcanic regions, from silica, water and different minerals (manganese oxides, iron ...). It is currently found in the southern regions of Brazil, Uruguay and Mont-Lyall, Quebec. It is an ancient volcano whose cooled lava allows the formation of agate.
After the theoretical part on agate, we now take you to discover its myths and legends. Agate takes its name from the river Akhatês (today Dirillo), in Sicily, where the stone can be found in abundance. It was the Greek philosopher Theophrastus who named it so. Its colors made it a prized stone from High Antiquity. It was used to make jewelry (which has not changed much), it also served as an ornamental stone for vases, cultural objects ... Finally, she is associated with Ceridwen, goddess of fertility and death among the Celts. In the Middle Ages, agates were tied to the horns of oxen to obtain a good harvest. This rock has often been linked with nature, favoring the growth of plants, protecting against snake bites, insect or scorpion bites.
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Agate in everyday life: associations, meanings and maintenance
In jewelry, black agate is very often associated with silver. The soft brilliance of silver makes it possible to highlight the entire spectrum of colors of the stone. Its colorful streaks stand out more. Black agate is also an easily cut stone. It can therefore be found in various forms around sumptuous jewelry.
Regarding its maintenance, nothing could be simpler, I assure you! It is true that we often tend not to know how to take care of stones, so we tell you everything for optimal maintenance! The recipe is as follows : water and dishwashing liquid. That's all? Well yes!
Black agate is also a protective stone against small daily ailments and troubles. It has a reputation for promoting balance between body and mind, avoiding falls as well as energy blockages. It would alleviate blood and skin problems, preserve the health of the lungs. This stone is associated with the second chakra, related to sexual energy, human relationships and creativity.
Black agate does not correspond to any specific astrological sign. It is nevertheless the representative stone of the planet Mercury and to the god of medicine Aesculapius. The green hue is related to the sign of Taurus and Aquarius, the yellow to Leo, the red hue to Libra, the blue hue to Pisces. In Chinese astrology, agates are part of the love stones supposed to promote the sentimental life.
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To create an engraving on your signet ring, on your ring, on your chain bracelet or on your watch, our jewelry store in Brussels has the necessary experience and know-how. From personalized engravings on silver to engravings on stone or metal: we are able to engrave all types of jewelry.
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All occasions are good to offer a piece of jewelry to someone you care about. Whether for a woman, a man or even a child, your jewelry designer Artémi offers customizable creations, from costume jewelry to original accessories.
You need to make a gift and you lack inspiration? Discover below some ideas of personalization that can be done by your jeweler:
- A coin with a bill will be an ideal gift for a man. Personalize it to make your gift unique.
- Looking for a birthday gift for a woman? Opt for a silver chain with a pendant.
- An engraved bracelet is ideal for a child's baptism or communion. In addition, we offer bracelets in the form of an adjustable cord. This will allow you to adapt it according to the size of the child's wrist and you can choose a color.
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