Attributes: Empowerment, Protection, Resistance
Agates are banded cryptocrystalline quartz and are one of the most historically known crystals around the world. The use of these crystals for esoteric purposes date back to the Neolithic Era. It was believed these stones were originally used to craft amulets for healing and protection, as their banded appearance inspired layers of resilience. The crystal's name was given by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist who acquired the the crystal along the shore of the Achates River now known as the Dirillo River in Sicily, Italy.