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Moss Agate Slice 11.2cm
Moss Agate crystals for sale from India.
This stunning Moss Agate Slice measuring 11.2cm long is carved from a gemstone that exudes the feel of nature due to its distinctive patterns resembling moss growth.
Displaying gorgeous swirling patterns, this wonderfully translucent Agate Slice shows two polished faces with blue-grey banded patterns, some small sparkling druzy crystals, and rough edges.
What Is Moss Agate Made Of?
Moss Agate is a form of Agate, a member of the Chalcedony group of stones, which in turn is a member of the large Quartz family.
All types of Quartz are composed from silica (otherwise known as silicon dioxide), but differ due to their crystal structures.
Chalcedony gems are microcrystalline in structure, which means you can't see the crystals inside the stone.
Other types of Chalcedony gemstones include Jasper, Carnelian, and Chrysoprase.
Moss Agate Appearance
Also known as Tree Agate, this stone displays a milky white Quartz base alongside bluish-grey tones.
Moss Agate is famously adorned with leafy green patterns resembling moss growth: these are the result of green dendritic mineral inclusions of manganese and iron within the stone.
Other Types Of Agate
Agate is a versatile stone which comes in many colours, forms, and patterns.
Cherry Blossom Agate is another popular form of Agate. It displays stunning pink and cream colours with a unique pattern resembling Cherry Blossom flowers: for this reason, it is also called Flower Agate.
Other forms of Agate include Blue Lace Agate and colourful Crazy Lace Agate.
Where Does Moss Agate Come From?
This lovely stone is found in many countries worldwide including Brazil, Russia, and Australia.
Specifically, this particular piece was sourced from India.
How Do You Use Moss Agate?
This beautiful mineral is very popular in the crystal healing world.
Moss Agate Crystal Healing Properties
Moss Agate is believed to be highly symbolic of growth and nourishment, and therefore is regularly used by crystal healers for its reported curative properties.
As an Abundance Stone, it is thought to help its user achieve and acquire what they desire.
Due to its moss-like pattern, this stone has a strong connection to the Earth and is therefore believed to have a strong, grounding energy.
Moss Agate Chakras
Moss Agate is strongly associated with the Heart Chakra. It is said to bring harmony and peace to its user, especially in times of difficulty.
Sometimes referred to as a Stone of Prosperity, this crystal is believed to help nurture the user's relationships and personal growth.
Moss Agate History
Throughout history, Moss Agate has been used for its reported crystal healing powers.
In Medieval times, farmers in Europe were said to hang Moss Agate from trees to ensure a bountiful harvest.
Mocha Stone is another name for this mineral, which was named after the ancient Arabian city of Mocha, where it used to be mined.
How Hard Is Moss Agate?
Measuring 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, this mineral is relatively hard and durable and resistant to scratching, but care should still be taken not to damage the crystal surface.
To clean the crystal, simply use water and dry it afterwards with a soft cloth.
Collecting Moss Agate
This sparkling Moss Agate Slice would make a stunning display piece in the home, or a great gift for a loved one or crystal healer.
Each Moss Agate piece is truly unique due to their individual mineral inclusions and patterns.
We hope you enjoy collecting a variety of specimens of this gorgeous stone!
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