Agate Slice - Drilled #00 - 1 1/4" to 2"
Mythology: Ancient Romans valued the Agate for its reputed medicinal and talismanic properties. Powdered and mixed with water, it was said to counteract serpents' venom. Pliny, a Roman historian, quoted the Magii as teaching in Persia that storms might be averted by burning Agates. Agates were believed to make their wearers agreeable, persuasive, and give them the favor of God, guarding them from all dangers, and enabling them to vanquish earthly obstacles, such as high winds and lightning. Ancient seafarers used Agate in amulets of protection from the fury of the surging ocean. Legends claim Agate to have the power to secure the wearer from danger and to protect children from falling, and to endow their owners with strength, courage and the ability to heal fears. Usage: Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. It’s warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the "baby blues" sometimes experienced after giving birth, and an Agate jewel worn between the breasts encourages lactation. Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity. Agate is useful as a protection amulet when traveling, and is especially effective against traffic accidents. Metaphysical Properties: Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. Healing Properties: Blue Lace Agate is thought to relieve sore throats, aching or swollen glands in the neck, and may aid thyroid problems. It helps strengthen the skeletal structure, and is useful in treating arthritis and hereditary bone deformity, as well as the mending of breaks and fractures. Agate enhances mental function by improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. Blue Agate also aids in fluid balance around the brain. The hydrocephalic may find relief by using a liquid elixir of this stone. Ready to use pendant or accessory for jewellers, beaders, and artisans. Colours available are: pink, purple, teal, natural, red, black, green and blue. Please ask if you want a specific configuration or colours we'll try to accommodate your needs. Ready to use pendant or accessory for jewellers, beaders, and artisans.