Mexican Rainbow Fire Agate Polished Carbochon Crystal Gemstone
Item Code: FAG10107 Weight: 1.9g or 9.5 Carats Size: 13mm (Length) x 22mm (Height) x 6mm (Thickness)
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Rare beautiful rainbow Fire Agate from Mexico, polished into free form carbochon, resembles the water drop shape, beautiful to make into a pendant.
Fire agate is a variety of chalcedony discovered in Northern Mexico. Fire agates were formed during the Tertiary Period (Approximately 24-36 million years ago) where these areas experienced massive volcanic activities, which hot water saturated with silica and iron oxide, repeatedly filled cracks and bubbles in the surrounding rock. Fire agates have beautiful iridescent rainbow colors, similar to opal, with a measurement of hardness on the Mohs scale of between 5 and 7. The vibrant iridescent rainbow colors within fire agates were caused by the alternating silica and iron oxide layers which diffract and allow light to pass and form an interference of colors within the microstructure layering of the stone, causing the fire effect.
Fire Agate Healing Properties Fire Agate is a stone of creativity and security. Fire Agate is believed to contain the essence of fire, sacred to fire deities by many traditions. It can help to improve sexual activity, associates and opens the lower chakras - Base, Sacral, Solar Plexus chakra. It encouraged those who are timid and shy to speak up and express themselves better, build up their courage to defend themselves from being bullied and overcome difficulties and challenges. It is therefore known to provide security and protection.