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Интернет-магазин «Азазель».Авторские украшения из натуральных драгоценных и полудрагоценных камней.

Камень «Агат»

Свойства и описание камня «Агат»

Агат ювелирно-поделочный каменьАгат – это слоистый халцедон, разновидность кварца. Относится к ювелирно-поделочным камням Второй группы Второго порядка по классификации В.Я. Киевленко. Он очень разнообразен по своему внешнему виду. Считают, что он придаёт мужество, спокойствие, способствует долголетию, развивает тонкость чувств, притягивает успех. Чёрный агат даёт власть владельцу над силами ада. Слоистый агат придаёт мужчинам очарование, они нравятся женщинам. Агат способен оберегать от пьянства и наркомании, отгоняет дурные мысли; если положить его под подушку, то вы увидите счастливые сны. Этот камень также укрепляет зрение, регулирует пищеварение, предохраняет от заболеваний почек. Моховые агаты очищают иммунную систему.

В древности агат считали любимым камнем богини Помоны, которая была покровительницей урожая, садоводства. В лечебных целях агатовые бусы рекомендуют носить при длительном, затяжном кашле, болезнях горла и зубов, при судорогах. Усиливает свойства камня оправа из меди.

Существует несколько версий возникновения названия этого минерала. Например, некоторые учёные считают, что название «агат» произошло от греч. abates — счастливый. Другие утверждают, что минерал получил название от сицилийской реки Ахатес, в которой его добывали в древности. Существуют другие названия агата и его разновидностей: сардоникс, карнеол-сардоникс, нерахитовый оникс, арабский оникс, бастионный агат, дендритовый камень, ласточник, совиный глаз.

Происхождение Агата

Происхождение агатов связано с вулканогенными комплексами пород: лавами, туфами, туфобрекчиями, где образуются миндалями.

Состав Агата

Агат состоит из чередующихся слоёв халцедона разного цвета.

Физико-химические свойства Агата

Агат ювелирно-поделочный каменьа) Химическая формула: SiO2 (Кремнезём);
б) Цвет: серый, белый, голубоватый, желтоватый, оранжевый, красный;
в) Твёрдость: 7 по шкале Мооса;
г) Плотность: 4,7;
д) Степень прозрачности: не прозрачен.

Особенности образования: В пустотах возникают слои различного цвета, вследствие диффузии растворов через коллоидное гелеобразное вещество, представленное кремнезёмом; при этом происходят явления, напоминающие образование колец Лизеганга.

Месторождения Агата

ФРГ (Идар-Оберштейн). В южных районах Бразилии, в Индии, Мексике, Уругвая. В РФ: На Урале, в Забайкалье (Тулдунское), в Крыму.

Применение: Агат используют в производстве ювелирных изделий — вырезают статуэтки, чаши, мундштуки. Высокая твёрдость агата пригодилась и для технических нужд: из него, например, делают ступки для растирания лекарств и красок.

Основные месторождения: до начала XIX века Германия; в наше время Уругвай, Бразилия, Монголия, Армения, Грузия, Крым, Урал.

Лечебные свойства Агата

Литотерапевты утверждают, что агат способен помочь своему владельцу справиться со многими недугами. Нужно только его правильно носить. Например, при затяжном кашле, ангине его носят в виде бус, при различных заболеваний зубов – в виде серег. При подагре, болезнях суставов надевают агатовые браслеты. Перстень с агатом носят на безымянном пальце левой руки те, кто страдает сердечными заболеваниями; на среднем пальце правой руки – люди, склонные к истерикам, страдающие бессонницей и беспричинными страхами. Агатовая брошь помогает избавиться от таких недугов, как астма, воспаление лёгких, бронхиты.

Агаты в зависимости от цвета минерала воздействуют на любую чакру. Красный оказывает влияние на сердечную чакру; голубой – на чакру, заведующую деятельностью щитовидной железы.

Магические свойства Агата

Агат ювелирно-поделочный каменьВ Древнем Египте с помощью агатовых изделий люди защищались от грозы. Путешественники, особенно те, кому нужно было пересечь пустыню, сосали небольшие пластинки из этого камня, когда их начинала мучить жажда. Римляне посвятили этот минерал богине садоводства Помоне и во время посадки растений закапывали в землю маленькие шарики, выточенные из агата.

Считалось, что агат помогает сохранить верность возлюбленных друг другу, поэтому, когда им предстояла разлука, они обменивались перстнями с агатовой вставкой. Агату приписывались свойства улучшать зрение владельца, делать его красноречивым, прозорливым, даже ясновидящим.

Более всего агат подходит людям, рождённым под знаком Тельца. Им следует носить этот камень в медной оправе. Оправленный в золото или серебро агат могут носить и люди, рождённые под знаками Рака, Водолея, Весов. Рыбы тоже могут носить этот камень, если будут надевать украшение с ним не чаще одного раза в неделю.

Талисманы и амулеты из Агата

В качестве талисмана агат помогает владельцу открыть обман, выявить недоброжелателей, предупреждает о надвигающихся неприятностях. Минерал настраивает своего владельца на волну восприятия тонкого мира, делает его яснослышащим, ясновидящим и яснообоняющим. Однако тем, кто желает достичь нетрадиционных способностей, следует помнить, что обрести их с помощью агата они смогут только при условии, если научатся понимать «речь» камня. Изучить язык минерала (не только агата, но и любого другого) можно, если ежедневно по 10-15 минут сосредоточивать всё своё внимание на камне, налаживая таким образом контакт с ним. Когда контакт установится (при созерцании камня будут появляться чёткие картины, например река, дерево, здание и т.д.), можно начинать работать с агатом, развивая экстрасенсорные способности.

Изделия из агата известны с глубокой древности: в гробницах около Алушты (бусы из агата — V в. до н.э.).

Видео о камне Агат. Videos about Agate stone.

Agate stone Facts, Information Description and Properties

Agate, which is also Chalcedony is known by many forms. No gemstone is more creatively colored and striped by nature than agate, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is found as a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees.

In ancient times Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet, it was also said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. And there are legends that tell us that Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.

A famous collection of three thousand agate bowls which was accumulated by Mithradates, King of Pontus, shows the enthusiasm with which agate was regarded in the past. Agate bowls were also popular during the Byzantine Empire. Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louver, have spectacular examples.

Scientific properties of Agates

Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.

Agates occur in nodular masses in rock such as volcanic lavas. When split open, they often reveal in amazing variety of colors and patterns and a distinct banding that distinguishes agate from other forms of chalcedony (the compact, microcrystalline variety of quart).

The mining of agate in the Nahe River valley in Germany which was already documented in 1497 gave rise to the cutting center of Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Originally, the river was used to power the grinding wheels. When the Nahe agate deposit was exhausted in the nineteenth century, Idar cutters started to develop the agate deposits of Brazil, which also sparked exploration and discovery of Brazil’s rich deposits of amethyst, citrine, tourmaline, topaz, and other gemstones.

Although the small town of Idar-Oberstein is still known for the finest agate carving in the world, today Idar imports a huge range of other gem materials from around the world.

Mystical Properties of Agates

Agate is said to enhance one’s perceptiveness and to stimulate analytical capacity, and to provide balance between one’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual states. Agate is also said to alleviate hostilities and promote goodwill.

Agate is believed to help discern truth, accept circumstances, and is a powerful emotional healer. Legend says that Agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty.

It is believed to prevent insomnia and ensure pleasant dreams, to enhance personal courage and protect one against danger. Agate provides a calming influence, improves perception, concentration and helps to develop and increase one’s analytical talents.

Healing Properties of Agates

Agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. In general agate enables the wearer to choose between true friends and falls ones. It is said to avert storms and lightning, protecting children from danger, especially in preventing falls, and to bring prosperity.

Agate is said to help treat disorders of the pancreas and to improve circulation. It is also a balancing and cleansing stone that can help bridge the gap between head and heart. Different types and colors of agates are said to have additional properties. See Below…

Magical Properties of Agates

  • Energy: Various.
  • Element: Various.
  • Powers: Strength, courage, longevity, gardening, love, healing and protection.

The numerous types of agate — vaguely distinguishable by color or marking — are used in various types of magic. Though any type of agate may be worn for the above uses, these particular stones have traditional energies. A list of some of the major ones and their magical attributes are as follows:

Banded Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) For protection, restores bodily energy and eases stressful situations.

Black Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) A protective stone, wear for courage andd successful competitions.

Black and White Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) Worn as an amulet, this agate guards against physcial dangers.

Blue Lace Agate (energy: receptive, element: water) Wear or carry this stone for peace and happiness. Place in your hand to destress the entire body.

Brown or Tawny Agate (energy projective, element: fire) Long ago worn by warriors for victory in battle, today is is used for success in any undertaking. Prized in Italy and Persia as a guard against the evil eye. Also a fine wealth talisman.

Creamy Yellow Agate (energy: receptive, element: sun) Helps to lighten moods when used properly within a spell.

Mustard Yellow Agate (energy: receptive, element: sun) Useful in contacting the creative side of the mind and building an inventive mood.

Green Agate (energy: receptive, element: earth) This agate is generally worn for improved health of the eyes.

Moss Agate (energy: receptive, element: earth) Due to this stone’s curious marking, the moss agate is especially the gardener’s talisman. It is also worn to relieve a stiff neck, lend energy to the depleted, and for healing purposes. It is also used in spells involving riches, happiness, and longevity. Wear this stone to make new friend and to discover «treasure».

Red Agate (energy: projective, element: fire) Also known by many as the «Blood Agate» this stone was worn in ancient Rome to guard against insect bites and to heal the blood, as well as to promote calm and peace. It is also said to drive away spiders.

Grey with White Stripes Agate (energy: receptive, element: water) is often used for intellectual pursuits.

Brecciated (broken pieces, usually brown and red, held together by quartz) Used for optimism, tranquility, helps to avoid negative behavior and is a vibrational changer.

Enhydritic (nodules with water trapped inside) Used to contact water devas, and to balance emotions.

Zodiac

  • Associations: Mercury.

Not a traditional birthstone for any month.

Stone of Gemini (Elemental) to sensitize and strengthen willpower. Other assocations are below by the particular sign.

Chakra Classification

Red agates are associated with the 3rd, or Solar Plexus Chakra, and blue agates are associated with the 5th Throat Chakra.

Agate Blue Lace, Agate Moss, Agate Botswana , Agate Crazy Lace/Mexican Lace, Agate Fire, Agate Tree, Agate Eagle Eye, Agate Leaf, Agate Eye, Chalcedony, Carnelian, Onyx

Agate, Blue Lace Stone of Pisces
Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. It assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels as well as activates the 5th, or Throat Chakra. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It is an inspiring stone that can assist in inner attunement, and has been used to perform miracles. As with all agates, it is a protective stone. Physically it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones.

Agate, Moss Stone of Virgo
Holding this gentle and nurturing stone makes one think of sunlight dappling through the leaves and the scents of loam and fresh moss. It is especially beneficial as a gardener’s talisman. It balances the emotions, heals the heart and brings a positive outlook. Moss agate can also be used to enhance plant growth and to grow prosperity, manifesting wealth and abundance into your life.

It also leads one toward the characteristics of agreeability, persuasiveness, strenght in all endeavors and effacy in all pursuits. It will assist in improving the ego and self-esteem, while providing for emotional balancing and strengthening of th epositive personality traits. It allows one to see the beauty within all that ones eyes touch.

Agate, Botswana Stone of Scorpio
Botswana agate is sometimes called the «change stone» because of its property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It gently helps one make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it; it is a comforting stone. Carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket can help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily.

Relief from depression and/or grief is another property of Botswana agate. It helps focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity. It increases the power of one’s intuition. It stimulates the 7th, or Crown Chakra and energizes the auric body.

Botswana agate is helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behavior patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues. As a success stone, it helps one achieve and cope with success. It is also a stone of sensuality. It is beneficial to the nervous system and can help rid the body of toxins, as well as help in the healing of broken bones. Quite a powerful agate.

Agate, Crazy Lace/Mexican Lace Stone of Aries
Crazy Lace Agate is a balancing and protecting stone. It brings laughter to it’s possessor and absorbs emotional pain. Crazy Lace Agate is used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easier to make decisions.

It also helps one stay focused. Although, generally a protective stone, it has particularly strong emotionally protective properties. It is also said to ward off the «evil eye.» Physically, crazy lace agate is excellent for increasing stamina and energy, and is good for skin disorders such as acne, eczema, etc., is beneficial for the endocrine system and the heart.

Agate, Fire Stone of Aries
Fire agate is a stone of courage, protection, and strength. It relieves fears, halts gossip and even reflects any threat of harm back to the source. Fire agate can help with spiritual advancement and progression, it promotes and enhances energy, including meditation, ritual, and healing energies. It also balances masculine (active) and feminine (receptive) energies.

Emotionally, it can take the edge off the emotional charge of problems. Fire agate is often used in spells to increase skills in communication in writing and speaking. It can also heighten visualization. Physically, fire agate enhances all healing energies, and assists with healing of the circulatory system, lymph system, intestines.

Agate, Tree
Tree (Dendritic) Agate is said to assist with introspection and self-discovery. It can give a wider viewpoint of the world. Tree agate relives tension, fever, and skin eruptions. It also brings plentiful crops.

Agate, Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. Agate increases energy — however, because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of

Agate, Leaf
Silver Leaf Agates are said to help with grounding and balancing as well as to open the wearer up for acceptance, protection and abundance.
Golden Leaf Agates are to assist with acceptance, it offers emotional and physical balance, connects to nature and fosters love.

Agate, Eye
Eye Agate, sometimes call Orbital or Cat’s Eye Agate, is used to treat growths, and stimulate regenerative powers of the body. Attunes one to other planets of this solar system.

Chalcedony (Agate is a form of Chalcedony which is a form of Quartz).

Carnelian (Carnelian is often considered an agate, as it is a form of Chalcedony which is also a form of Quartz).

Onyx (Onyx is often considered an agate, as it is a form of Chalcedony which is also a form of Quartz).

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