What are Eye Agates?

An eye agate is an agate that displays one or more circular concentric marks. These marks are known as “eyes.” Hence the name “Eye Agate”. It is also known as “Tibet Agate”. The physical attribute of this stone is nor very different from other agate stones. However, the one single difference of having “eyes” makes it unique.

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Where can you find them?

Eye agates are generally rare. Still, there are places that are known for producing eye agates. The Great Lakes area in the United States and Botswana in South Africa are places well known for producing these stones. Other places where you can find these stones are  India, China, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Madagascar, Italy, Egypt, and Scotland.

How are Eye Agates formed?

Eye agates are usually found in agate nodules. These nodules develop on silica precipitating within a rock cavity. When an initial layer of silica gets deposited on the walls of the cavity, round droplets of silica start forming on the walls which eventually get crystallized. With the passage of time, a tiny “seed” crystallizes in these droplets which grow larger forming the concentric patterns of the eye.

What is the significance of these stones?

A lot of people are drawn to eye agates for numerous reasons. Some simply admire the marvel of this natural creation while others wonder at the metaphysical properties that come along with this semi-precious gemstone. 

Other than the metaphysical aspect, these stones are also known for their use in jewelry. They are selected for use in different kinds of necklaces, bracelets and other forms of jewelry.

Some people like to carry it around as pocket stones. They believe it to be a lucky charm for them. Such is the value of this gemstone for people.

Benefits of these stones

There are a lot of benefits of using these stones with regard to the body, the mind, and the spirit. Here are some of the greatest benefits you can get from these stones by wearing them as jewelry, keeping them as pocket stones or by meditating with them.

Emotional Benefits:

  • It will help you get rid of any kind of overwhelming feeling.
  • It will reduce the overactivity in your heart and mind and make you feel calm and peaceful.

Psychological Benefits:

  • It will make you feel confident.
  • It will boost your analytical ability and make you smarter.
  • It will boost your self-esteem and help you deal with criticism.

Metaphysical Benefits:

  • It has the power to transform negative energy into positive energy.
  • It will make your relationships stronger.
  • It will help in balancing all your chakras.
  • It will help you get rid of all your tensions and bring in a sense of harmony into your life.

Where can you buy this stone from?

This stone is very rare. You can look for it in crystal stores and jewelry stores. You will be lucky if you can get it in the first attempt.