One of the most beautiful varieties of chalcedins is the red agate family of quartz minerals. A large number of legends and mystical stories are associated with it. He has a beautiful description and wide scope of application. Often the stone is used in jewelry, decor elements, as well as as charms and talismans.
The history of the origin of the stone has not yet been fully studied so far. Many different theories suggest that agate formation occurred due to the diffusion processes of true solutions and their excessive saturation or destruction of silica crystals, or with silica polymerization during the formation of Chalacedone. According to the legend of the ancient legend, Agat is the eye of the heavenly eagle, falling on the ground during the struggle of goodness with evil and petrified. The name of the agate “Red” in the Old Slavonic language is “beautiful”, and it really is so.
It was discovered in the time of the Stone Age on the territory of France in 20000-16000 before. NS. Ancient people used a stone to combat dark forces and rites with 3000 g. to N. NS.
To date, there are many deposits of Red Agatha. His deposits are found in Brazil, Mongolia, Armenia, India, Uruguay, Germany and Ukraine. In Russia, the production of agate is carried out on Chukotka, the Urals, in the Moscow and Magadan regions, as well as in the Crimea.
In antiquity and today
Agat was used for the manufacture of various vessels, jewelry, souvenirs. Because of a peculiar pattern, the stone was cut in the form of an eye and was used for statues. Often, various products have been made of it, many of which (printing, brooches, robes) have been preserved to our time and are in museums and private collectors. In ancient Rome, the stone was widely used in medicine. Describes that Medicinal substances, confused at stups from agate, contributed to a quick recovery, facilitated the process of childbirth in women.
In the records of ancient scientists, it is indicated that agate helps in sports, suppresses aggression, develops mental abilities.
In the ancient world, Agat eliminated the manifestations of bad weather, natural cataclysms conducive to sports victories. During the middle ages, the crushed agate, moistened with water, was used as compresses from scorpion bites and poisonous snakes. Nowadays, agate is actively used to create all sorts of decorations. It make rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches. It finds the application in creating things intended for the decor of the premises.
The physical properties of the stone and its appearance depend on the chemical composition and locality, where it was found. The quantitative ratio of iron in the composition of the Red Agatha affects the saturation of its shade. The greater the concentration of ore, the more saturated shade has a stone.
In nature, there is a red agate with shades of yellow, red and brown colors.
Depending on the color range, the red agate has some subspecies:
- cornelian – Buro-red or pink-orange shade+
- Carneol – It has a rich red color with a variety of bands and divorces, dense structure+
- Sardonix – Has white layers and dark red shade.
Chemical formula Agatha SiO2. The hardness is 6-7 on the Moos scale, and the density is 2.6 g / cm3. The polished surface of the stone has a glass glitter, on a breakfast he is dull, matte. By chemical composition of agate, heterogeneous, contains many different impurities. Due to the popularity of red agate, unfortunately, There are many fakes of this gem. Fake stone can accurately determine if he is heated. Too big incandescent pace indicates a fake gem.
Also too bright, unnatural shades, changing when immersed in water, indicate fake.
Magic stone and healing properties
The amazing energy of red agate attracts the attention of magicians and psychics around the world.
It is believed that this mineral has very strong magical properties, they include:
- Wubble and protection against the evil eye, damage and any negative impact+
- Filling with vital energy, confidence, gives a feeling of happiness+
- Attracting wealth and property protection+
- ability to increase stress resistance and reaction to irritation+
- Awakening of sexual energy, passion, strengthens the attraction+
- promotes creative development, spiritual growth and enlightenment, restoration of aura+
- Enhances the manifestation of Azart (for this reason, it is not recommended to use by people who are fond of gambling)+
- Helps agricultural workers, as it contributes to rapid shoots and good harvest+
- The stone improves intuition, helps to recognize deception.
Specialists in the area of the stamperation allocate the positive effect of red agate on all the energy chakras of a person, so with its help healing sessions. Mineral contributes to improved vision, normalizes the work of the digestive and respiration organs, prevents the occurrence of kidney disease.
Astrologers stand out some zodiac signs, perfectly compatible with red agate. Most of all attention to the gem is worth paying the twins, since the positive effect of the talisman from red agate will be distributed on their family members. A favorable atmosphere will be restored in the house, and the family will be protected from the evil.
To this end, the twins are recommended to decorate housing with a product of red agate.
For cancers it will be useful to acquire several agate products. In this case, the stone will increase the determination and hardness in character, will help make sure solutions. Web are recommended to wear red agate only together with silver and no more than two times a week. In such a union, the properties of the stone will fix. Categorically incompatible mineral with Aries, as he will add extra fussiness and anxiety.
Silver Red Agat will indicate an incorrect solution, so it is not recommended to acquire a mineral. For the remaining signs of the zodiac, this gem has a neutral effect. Almost in all cases, red agate is equally suitable for both women and men. Representatives of the beautiful sex An ensemble from gems will help become irresistible and attract the attention of the opposite sex. Men Decoration from agate will help to show the potential, find the status and solid look. It is believed that Red agate helps in business, so his owner will be able to have success in finance and increase his capital.
Caring for products
So that the agate served for a long time and did not lose its qualities, you need to perform the basic rules for the care of it:
- For storage of stone products, a dark place, a box or a box+
- To eliminate accumulated negative energy several times a month, the product must be rinsed in clean water+
- Wash ornaments need to be ordinary household soap without fragrances and synthetic impurities+
- mineral also needed rest, so products from it need to be removed for a while and leave in a dark place.
Beautiful semi-precious red agate, is considered the “all-seeing eye” capable of foreseen all.
Many myths and legends are folded about its mystical beauty, personifying the Creator Eye. Its rare natural shades are perfectly combined in jewelry of precious metals and emphasize the magnificent image of its owner.
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