Geology/History

Also known as Blue holy & Blue Lace Chalcedony. Most Agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas where they represent cavities originally produced by the disengagement of volatiles in the molten mass which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls.

Agate has also been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Such Agates, when cut transversely, exhibit a succession of parallel lines, often of extreme tenuity, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded Agate, rib Agate & striped Agate.

In the case of Blue Lace Agate variations in the composition of the siliceous solution or in the geological conditions of deposition caused a corresponding variation in the successive layers, that results in alternate layers or bands of crystalline quartz & Chalcedony/Agate.

All varieties of Agates have been utilised by humans for centuries with a great variety of purpose, most famously for ornate carvings other uses included bowls, utensils, jewellery, decorative tiles & cameos. At least 3,000 years ago the Egyptians adorned themselves with Agate gemstones.

 

Metaphysical Properties

The stone of harmony, is soothing & calming it brings tranquil peace with blissful serenity. Releases suppression of spiritual freedom & creative expression. Excellent for artists of all varieties, it improves concentration through healing inner anger, this eliminates distractions giving increased flow to creative thought. Blue Lace holds within & shares a powerful force of love & strength which builds solid foundations to facilitate new growth.

The bringer of peace dissolves negativity & internal tension. It aids in assimilation of new energies & information. With grace & ease it shows how to accept & go with the flow. Helps to communicate in a harmonious manner & activates the throat chakra.

This stone teaches gentleness to the self & others, it is greatly supportive through periods of transition, providing a calm nurturing energy. An excellent grounding stone bringing emotional, physical & intellectual balance. Keeps the mind in a peaceful optimistic state elevating general overall happiness & joy.

Blue Lace Agate enhances psychic abilities increasing prophetic vision & divine understanding. As a powerful booster of energy fields it releases blockages in the way of spiritual enlightenment & connects to all levels of higher existence.

Great for meditation it raises spiritual consciousness through states of bliss & enhances one’s ability to be in the moment. Exceptional healing aids for they are sensitive to ones underlying needs & have the ability to transmit massive light blasts or small shots of light, either near or far. Blue Lace transform negative influences to positive & teach us that what looks like a scar is actually a beauty spot. Blue Lace strengthens connections to angelic guides & opens doorways to miracles.

 

Crystal Healing

Stimulates digestion, heals eyes, throat, stomach, & uterus, strengthens blood vessels & heals skin disorders. Aids headaches, muscle tension & pain.

 

Mineralogy

Group: Quartz – Chalcedony

Crystal System: Trigonal

Composition: SiO2 silicon dioxide

Form/Habit: Microcrystalline aggregates

Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Cleavage: None

Fracture: Conchoidal

Lustre: Vitreous

Streak: White

Specific Gravity: 2.58–2.64

Transparency: Opaque to Translucent

R.I: 1.530–1.540

Colour: White, light blue, banded

Birefringence: up to +0.004 (B-G)

Pleochroism: Absent

Fluorescence: Partly strong yellow, blue white