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Red Banded Agate
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Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achetes River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have "eye" markings, or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called the earth rainbow, the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color the earth can produce, including a colorless form.

Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. [Hall, 39]

We should all know that agate name derived from the Achates River in Sicily. This place in Sicily is where the agates are discovered. A stone used by the early Egyptians as jewelry and even in ancient India before 3000 BC.

Red agate brings vitality to move forward in the future. An amazing gemstone to bring up and lit the fire in your heart once again. Also called the warriors stone by many.

Red agate’s effects on stability are beyond the normal. The crystal's frequency can stop the infatuation for things that aren’t necessary. 

Red agate is known for helping people who multi-task and those who juggle commitments. 

For artists, red agate helps them be expressive on their ideas and focus the mind to channel it into creativity.