Size: 85m x 66mm x 45mm Approximately
Weight: 299 gram
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Agate is any translucent microcrystalline form of silica. Agate and crystalline agate are a readily available from Madagascar. Agates are available across the country and mostly polished in Antananarivo. The colours range from banded grey and white to dendritic and contains crystals ranging from clear, white and purple amethyst.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It can be an aid to curbing overindulgence and giving up bad habits. The name Amethyst is derived from the Greek word améthystos meaning "not intoxicated" and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself, decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers.
The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering; giving the gem its lovely purple hue.
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