28cm 1.79kg Grape Agate (Botryoidal Chalcedony) from Manakarra, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Origin: Manakarra, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Size (approx.): 11 x 5.9 x 3.5 in / 28 x 15 x 9 cm
Weight (approx): 3.95 lb / 1790 g
Mineralogically speaking, grape agate is not actually an agate. It is a marketing name for botryoidal purple chalcedony. This style of purple chalcedony forms in clusters that resemble bunches of small grapes, hence the botryoidal descriptor. It is also worthy to note that chalcedony is the name given for a type of quartz in microcrystalline form. That said, it seems playful that grape agate is truly a unique formation of botryoidal, microcrystalline quartz. Currently, this variety of purple chalcedony is only found in Indonesia, placing "grape agate" into a very rare class of crystal specimens. The color of grape agate is typically between pale and deep purple, but some varieties can include green and blue hues. It's luster ranges from earthy to silky and even sparkly, and it feels smooth to the touch. Grape agate has powerful metaphysical effects on the upper energy centers, including the third eye and crown chakras, as suggested by its main colors: violet, purple, and indigo. Providing deeper insight into your dreamstates and enhanced mental clarity overall, grape agate is a dynamic healing crystal that is also excellent to have nearby for your meditative states. It can improve your intuitive grasp of matters lying unattended in the subconscious mind. In addition to crystal healing, reiki, and other forms of energy work, grape agate is simply stunning for home decor. Liven up your personal space with this rare form of purple chalcedony. Due to its Mohs Hardness rating of 6.5 to 7, grape agate can also be utilized with confidence in custom jewelry and art pieces. Gift this prized piece of grape agate to your loved one, or keep it in your own collection. Regardless of your intention, grape agate will surely deliver.