Agate, also called banded chalcedony, is a mineral belonging to the quartz family - sharing the hardness of 7. Agates were first recorded and named in Italy from the river Achetes in Sicily. They were used by many civilizations including Neolithic people & Egyptians, as early as 3,000 BC. They have also been used in jewelry in ancient India, and Germany from 15th-19th century. Crystal healers believe that agates help stabilize + harmonize energy.
These bowls are from Brazil where they were mined, cut and polished into this bowl shape. This one is the heaviest of the batch at 3lbs 13.9 oz and measuring just about 6.5 x 6 x 2 inches. I love its little geode center.
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