Black Agate
What is Black Agate?

Agate is named after the Achates river in Sicily, which is now known as the Dirillo River. Agate can be found in numerous colours, and often feature incredible bands and patterns running through the stone. Black Agate is often mistaken for Black Onyx, but is easily recognised by the white and grey bands running through the stone, as well as its waxy outer when unpolished. 

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Black Agate jewellery

Midnight ring with Black Agate - gold plated Midnight ring with Black Agate - gold plated
RING
Midnight ring with Black Agate - gold plated

€134,00

Dawn ring with Black Agate - gold plated
RING
Dawn ring with Black Agate - gold plated

€94,00

Anemone ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated
EAR POST
Anemone ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated

€121,00

Flower ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated Flower ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated
EAR POST
Flower ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated

€148,00

Grace ear studs with Green Agate, Black Agate, and Amethyst - gold plated Grace ear studs with Green Agate, Black Agate, and Amethyst - gold plated
EAR POST
Grace ear studs with Green Agate, Black Agate, and Amethyst - gold plated

€161,00

Bon Bon ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated Bon Bon ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated
EAR POST
Bon Bon ear studs with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated

€80,00

Blackberry pendant with Black Agate - gold plated Blackberry pendant with Black Agate - gold plated
PENDANT
Blackberry pendant with Black Agate - gold plated

€121,00

Sunset pendant with Black Agate - gold plated Sunset pendant with Black Agate - gold plated
PENDANT
Sunset pendant with Black Agate - gold plated

€67,00

Crawford earrings with Amethyst and Black Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Crawford earrings with Amethyst and Black Agate - gold plated

€121,00

Marilyn earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated Marilyn earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated
EARRINGS
Marilyn earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated

€161,00

Crawford earrings with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated Crawford earrings with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Crawford earrings with Green Agate and Black Agate - gold plated

€121,00

Marilyn earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Marilyn earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated

€161,00

Flower earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Flower earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated

€148,00

Bacall earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Bacall earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated

€134,00

Bacall earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated
EARRINGS
Bacall earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated

€134,00

Bennett earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated Bennett earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated
EARRINGS
Bennett earrings with Black Agate and Amethyst - gold plated

€107,00

Bennett earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Bennett earrings with Black Agate and Green Agate - gold plated

€107,00

Sunset earrings with Black Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Sunset earrings with Black Agate - gold plated

€107,00

Ingrid earrings with Black Agate - gold plated
EARRINGS
Ingrid earrings with Black Agate - gold plated

€107,00

Saga necklace with Black Agate 40 cm - gold plated Saga necklace with Black Agate 40 cm - gold plated
NECKLACE
Saga necklace with Black Agate 40 cm - gold plated

€134,00

Saga bracelet with Green Agate, Amethyst, and Black Agate - gold plated Saga bracelet with Green Agate, Amethyst, and Black Agate - gold plated
BRACELET
Saga bracelet with Green Agate, Amethyst, and Black Agate - gold plated

€94,00

Saga bracelet with Black Agate - gold plated Saga bracelet with Black Agate - gold plated
BRACELET
Saga bracelet with Black Agate - gold plated

€94,00

Ring with Black Agate - oxidised silver
RING
Ring with Black Agate - oxidised silver

€64,00

€80,00

Confidence ring with Black Agate - silver
RING
Confidence ring with Black Agate - silver

€107,00

Silver ring with Black Agate
RING
Silver ring with Black Agate

€134,00

Silver ring with black Agate
RING
Silver ring with black Agate

€80,00

Gold plated ring with black Agate
RING
Gold plated ring with black Agate

€107,00

Gold plated ring with black Agate
RING
Gold plated ring with black Agate

€80,00

Archive ring with Black Agate - gold plated
RING
Archive ring with Black Agate - gold plated

€53,00

GOLD PLATED RING WITH BLACK AGATE
RING
GOLD PLATED RING WITH BLACK AGATE

€80,00

Gold plated ring with Black Agate
RING
Gold plated ring with Black Agate

€121,00

Gold plated ring with black Agate
RING
Gold plated ring with black Agate

€80,00

Silver ring with black Agate
RING
Silver ring with black Agate

€94,00

Silver ring with black Agate
RING
Silver ring with black Agate

€94,00

Archive ring with Black Agate - silver
RING
Archive ring with Black Agate - silver

€53,00

Black Agate's symbolism

The spiritual qualities of Black Agate include groundedness, calmness, concentration, and protection. The black agate is said to be a calming gemstone, helping you to relieve yourself from worries and improve concentration. Black agate is also said to keep you down to earth - even through stressful situations. Some also say that it contains protective powers, which makes it a great gemstone to carry throughout the day. 

Black Agate's historical significance 

The agate has long been a beloved gemstone - during the European renaissance, it was popular among royals to collect bowls cut from agate. Ancient Greeks called the black agate for the ‘warriors stone’, and belived it had protective powers. Persian magicians donned black agate rings, as they believed it could make them more powerful magicians. Other cultures believed that agate could cure scorpion stings and snake bites. 

Legends surrounding Black Agate

The black agate has always been mythically connected to nature. Ancient writings from Europe say that black agate was once tied to the necks or horns of animals to ensure more and better crops. 

In ancient China, the agate was considered an especially lucky gemstone. In Chinese, the agate is called “Ma Nao”, which means “Horse brain” since it was believed that the agate came from a fossilised horse brain.

Gemology

Agate consist of varying layers of chalcedon, which appear as bands of different colours. Chalcedon is created by microscopic quartz crystals, which makes the agate a part of the quartz family. Thin slices of agate can make some layers appear transparent, but other cuts generally make the stone appear opaque. Agate is found in varying colours, which is decided by elements such as mangan and iron oxide in the gemstone. Agate is categorised as a 7 out of 10 on Mohs’ hardness scale, making it a fairly hard gemstone.