Agate comes in red, orange, yellow, browns and blues. Agate stone was named after the river Achates in Sicily.
The appearance of the stone is always translucent and occasionally transparent. Agates are grounding stones. They help obtain a better physical/emotional balance, raise consciousness and build self-confidence. This stone helps us to have patience, and allows for inner stability, maturity and self-confidence. Good for the eyes, hollow organs, blood vessels and skin.
Agate comes with twisting or turning bands. Helps with mental agility, liveliness and variety and thus promotes flexibility in thinking and acting. Very effective against infections, insect bites and varicose veins.
An Agate with band-like layers, for protection, security and moral stability, providing more pragmatic planning in thinking and acting. It improves the elasticity of blood vessels and helps against varicose veins.
Alabaster is fine crystalline calcium sulphate.
Alabaster is good for stability, self-control, helps to set boundaries and protects in cases of hypersensitivity. Alabaster helps to loosen up hardened muscles, however, it is for short-term use only.
Amber is not really a crystal but indeed a fossiliferous resin.
Amber helps with cheerfulness and trust. It strengthens the believe in oneself. Amber is known to be good for the stomach, spleen, gallbladder, liver, joints, glands and intestines. It can help with allergies, rheumatism and diabetes.
The dark purple Amethyst shows in variations of light to very dark violet colours. It is often found inside Geodes, some of them over 20 inches high.
Amethyst supports willpower, brings inspiration and acceptamce and helps to overcome pain, grief and losses. It improves concentration, even to a point where you should not have an Amethyst crystal on your bedside table, because it can be known to disturb sleep.
Amethyst alleviates pain, bruises and swellings and is known to be good against diarrhoea.
Aquamarine is a Beryl with a blue to green appearance.
It helps with foresight, discipline and light heartedness. Aquamarine clears up confusion and helps to bring unfinished business to a conclusion. It is known to help with allergies, hay fever and problems with the respiratory tract, thyroid gland and the bladder.
Green Aventurine is a glittering Quatrz containing fuchsite.
It helps with nervousness, stress and sleep disorders. Green Aventurine helps to free us from anxiety and stressful thoughts. It protects against heart attack and arteriosclerosis and helps to overcome rashes, inflammations and sunburn.
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