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Natural Agate sliced hearts are polished and may come with a stand. This Puffy heart stands on its own with a flat base and is literally a collector's dream! This sculpture was hand cut into a heart shape around the crystal cavity and has been given a Natural high polish to show off it's raw beauty, and to offer the heart collector a "one of a kind" item.
Agates are unique and fascinating pieces and come in wide varieties. Agate is a variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. Translucency, patterns of color, or moss-like inclusions may distinguish this stone from other forms of chalcedony.
Agates can show a wide variety of vivid, multiple colors. These are principally the result of traces of oxides of iron, manganese, titanium, chromium, nickel, and other elements. Agates are a tough gemstone with a Mohs scale of 6.5-7 and can be easily polished for jewelry making and other types of products. Agates can be found in South Africa, India, Mexico, the US, Scotland, Brazil, Uruguay, Madagascar, Namibia
Agates were found by the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. They were said to ward off all kinds of evil, heal scorpion stings and snakebites, calm raging storms, and bring victory in times of war.
Agates are thought to cover each of your chakras depending on the variety. For instance, blue lace agate is associated with the throat chakra. Agates are thought to help stabilize, heal, and ground. It keeps the wearer or bearer open to the abundance of the universe. It is thought to increase self-confidence and increase one’s connection with their deeper intuition. It also enhances our mental functioning.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size, and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is true "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment. Slight variations in color, size, and bead shape exist.