Crystalline Blue Lace Agate Geode. This geode-like Chalcedony material, which comes from the Nsanje region of Malawi, has lovely crystalline exposures and complex shapes. Beautiful banded colouring from baby blue to white, and gorgeous sparkling drusy crystals in the vugs and on the plates. Grade Good to A Grade. Size approx 6.5cm. Weight approx 60g.
Agates are a type of Chalcedony that occurs in bands or patterns. These different colour bands of Chalcedony are produced as liquids of different compositions seep into cavities, forming layers on top of each other, over geologically long time periods.
Blue Lace Agate is known for delicate blue and white banding. It was first discovered in Namibia.
Interestingly, unlike most other stones, the blue colour in Blue Lace Agate is not caused by different mineral inclusions. Instead is due to the same Quantum phenomenon that makes the sky blue – called ‘Rayleigh scattering’.
A very simplified (and yet still quite confusing) explanation of this process begins with light photons entering the crystal matrix. Through a Quantum process, the photons cause the crystal’s atoms to align in a particular pattern. This pattern in turn “sends out” blue light towards our eyes. Because of this, Blue Lace Agate will never fade over time. How cool is that!
Physical Healing Properties:
- Reproductive System, Childbirth;
- Circulatory System, Heart;
- Nervous System, Eyes, Insomnia, Stress;
- Immune System, Poisoning;
Metaphysical Healing Properties:
Communication, Clarity, Confidence, Calming, Throat Chakra, Peace
Blue Lace Agate:
Wonderful gentle healing stone, especially powerful for the throat. Cooling & calming, brings peace of mind. Activates & heals the throat chakra, allowing free expression of thoughts & feelings. Can heal a feeling of “suffocating” and battling to breath, excellent support aid for both panic attack- and asthma- sufferers.
Nurturing & supportive. Neutralizes anger. Counteracts feelings of suppression from fear of being judged. Counteracts mental stress. Brings deep inner peace.