💜 Botryoidal Purple Chalcedony was discovered in Indonesia in 2016.
Botryoidal is a term used to describe sphere-shaped crystals that have naturally formed together. Boitroydal purple chalcedony is called grape agate due to its resemblance to the fruit.
The name "grape agate" has stuck as a marketing term. However, the name is a misnomer which means that the name is scientifically incorrect. There are no arguments with "grape" because of its close resemblance to the fruit. But, the use of "agate" draws objections
Chalcedony is not scientifically its own mineral species, but rather a form of Quartz in microcrystalline form. Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of quartz and moganite.
Grape agate is a tranquil and gentle stone. It promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It allows for deep and intense levels of meditation in a short period of time.
2.5” x 2” x 1” / 119 grams
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