Crazy Lace Agate Stone Sphere
This beautiful Crazy Lace Agate gemstone sphere is 1.5 inches or 40 mm in diameter.
It has some natural surface pits.
Crazy Lace Agates are banded chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) that are often infused with iron and aluminum. Creamy browns, blacks, grays and golds swirl together creating complex patterns that make this a unique agate.
Australia Crazy Lace Agate is known for its yellows!
Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect against fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Mithridates, king of Pontus, had a collection of thousands of agate bowls. Agate bowls were also popular in the Byzantine Empire.
Collecting agate bowls became common among European royalty during the Renaissance and many museums in Europe, including the Louvre, have spectacular examples.
Metaphysical properties of Agate: Crazy Lace Agate is said to bring calmness, which leads to good luck.