One of my favorite gemstones for jewelry making is the Agate Stone. That is because it comes in such a plethora of colors and types that the different cuts and preparations of the stone in the making of Agate jewelry, provide a great fit for just about any outfit which you can choose.
Agate is a wonderful material to use in jewelry making, because of its physical, cultural, historical and physiological properties. It has been used in jewelry making for thousands of years, and its popularity continues to endure. Whether you like to buy ready-made jewelry, or whether you like to buy your own individual components and create your own custom made jewelry, it is very easy to get hold of agate pieces with which you can dazzle and amaze your jewelry loving friends. Jewelry which utilizes agate beads is always a firm favorite amongst jewelry connoisseurs. Examples of the most popular varieties include moss agate, blue lace agate, crazy lace agate, tree agate, dendrite agate, and fire agate.
The popularity of agate is boosted because of its colorful and highly decorative properties. It is also relatively inexpensive when compared to other gemstones. It has real class as well as an earthy quality. It is the birthstone for September and for the sign, Gemini. Also, it is widely held to be the gemstone for those celebrating their 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries.
Nowadays, new age practitioners believe that agate enhances the wearers' perceptiveness and reasoning abilities, allowing them to make better judgments. Agate is said to improve concentration and memory, and increases stamina. It is believed to enhance personal courage, prevent insomnia and protect one against danger. The stone also provides a calming influence and helps to increase and develop one's analytical talents. It acts as a powerful emotional healer if the bearer falls upon bad times. If there is an agate object in the room, it is thought to act as a calming influence, alleviating tensions in a room and promoting goodwill between the occupants. Health wise, alternative medicine providers also suggest that having agate in the bedroom or near the bed can help to prevent insomnia and ensure that the inhabitants have pleasant dreams. Because of these factors, Agate is said to provide the perfect balance between emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual health.
The abundant nature of agate, and the distinctive patterns that agate pieces have formed into, mean that agate are an inexpensive yet uniquely beautiful gift. The scientific and physical properties of the material mean that it is a very practical choice for jewelers. For example, Agate pendants are very versatile because of the hardness of the material; it lies between 6 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The necklace is made of irregular agate. The tone is natural in spite of artificiality. The bracelet is suitable to a gentle woman. Wearing it in summer will make you stylish. The red one is fit for lively girl and the green one is for introvert girl. Agate also resists acid corrosion. However, there are also other more historical and mystical reasons for choosing agate!
The versatile character of the Agate stone makes it fit perfectly with nearly every style and fashion. Try an Agate pendant necklace and feel the beauty effect on you both inside and out with the stone's special healing powers.