Agate is a type of chalcedony.Agate is also known as stone of strength.
Description:Though it is considered only a semi-precious stone, it can be invaluable to those who understand its uses. Agate's variety makes it hard not to find one that will be helpful to you. Agate's most noticeable propertiesoverall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness. TheMetaphysical and Healing Properties Lore of any specific type of agate depend to some extent on the color of the agate, but all agates have certain things in common. White agate is especially considered a stone of hope.
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