Agate stone is a popular gift idea in 2017 because it is a strong, beautiful stone, and it is available in a wide range of vibrant colours.
You can find the perfect agate gemstone for your loved one, or as a special treat for yourself.
Natural agate stone is brown in colour. On its own, the brown colour is quite nice but most people prefer the beautiful, vibrant colours such as pink agate, blue agate, purple agate, red agate and green agate to name a few.
What makes the agate stone so beautiful are the numerous patterns or bands within the stone.
When agate stone is dyed, the shares of colours infuse in the stone, making the beautiful patterns. The patterns are truly eye catching.
Not many people would realise, but dying agate is quite a process.
It is a combination of cleaning the agate completely, then soaking the stone is a chemical solution to remove any impurities.
The best results of dyeing come through laying the right foundation.
Once the agate stone or agate slice is cleaned, it needs to be soaked in various solutions to change the colours.
You may not realise it, but agate has been mined since the 1400's in Germany. It was mined so heavily, Germany mines couldn't produce anymore.
As a result, a natural source of agate started getting mined in Brazil.
Since the early 1800's, people have been dying agate to make them more attractive.
If you notice the agate slices and crystals below, you will see what we mean when we say beautiful.
The Agate is an Earth Stone. It symbolizes
People often choose agate when they want to feel safe and protected. Agate crystals also have a natural positive energy.
If you have agate crystals or agate slices in your home, it will be hard for people not to notice and comment on their uniqueness and beauty.
In addition to its beauty, many people feel there are health benefits to owning and wearing crystal agate.
Agate can soothe both the mind and the body.
Agate can create a sense of harmony, and keep your body balanced and healthy.
As agate can be found in so many different colours, there are agate gift ideas for every person and every occasion.
Jewellery is one of the most common uses for agate.
In particular, the agate slice pendants are very popular and priced as the perfect gift idea for girls, nieces, mothers and friends.
In addition to agate pendants, there are:
From time to time, we also get agate rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in stock.
Whenever you are looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, a gift made with agate is an excellent choice.
This gemstone was traditionally used for June birthdays before pearls became the modern option.
The agate for June is a banded agate and can be found in various colours. The reason it is used for June is it represents the zodiac sign of Gemini.
Agate is also the mystical stone for September birthdays. Blue agate is the colour preferred for people born in September. It is sometimes connected to the zodiac sign of Virgo.
One reason people love agate is the stone can last forever.
When you choose a gift for someone or buy one for yourself, you can proudly own it for the rest of your life and even pass it down to future generations.
It requires very little care, but there are a few care ideas you should know to prolong the beauty of your agate gemstones.
Agate jewellery, personal items, and household decor will never go out of style.
From royalty to today's modern families, it has been a favourite gemstone for many centuries.
The special person on your gift list would love to have it, and you can find something for yourself, too.
Generations in the future can enjoy the gift you choose today.
Feel free to click the play button on the videos below to find out more about the story behind Earth Inspired Gifts.