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The name Agate come from the place it was first discovered, The river Achates now known as The Dirillo in southwest Sicily.
you will often find beautiful flower patterns within Agate and it comes in any different colours and can be transparent or opaque.
Said by ancients to render the wearer invisible, Agate has been admired by humanity for thousands of year.
Agate was especially valued during medieval times, when it was the custom to bind Agate to the horns of oxen to ensure a good harvest. The danger was that your beasts of burden would become invisible!!
It is also believed to cure insomnia, ensure pleasant dreams, protect against danger and promote strength and healing.
Throughout history Amethyst has been one of the most popular and mystical of all gemstones. It has been found in jewellery dating back to the neolithic period.
This gems name comes from the greek “a methustos”- not to intoxicate, because of it’s name it was believed if you drank out of a goblet made of Amethyst it would prevent drunkenness.
I don’t think that myth has been tested recently, feel free to try it for yourself and let us know!