BOTSWANA AGATE - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Botswana Agate Last updated : February 19, 2020 3:58 PM

Sometimes mentioned as the “Stone of Change”, Botswana Agate is an incredible stone mainly used as a protection against evil things. Botswana Agate wraps the gentle and exquisite layers of brown, grey, pink, etc. into its soft and warm texture. This protective and comforting stone soothes those who are lonely, hurt, and broken. Botswana Agate, being a fortifying agent, supports love, and inculcates strength.

Botswana Agate exhibits an eye-like structure, which is considered both lucky and protective. Agate is one of the most common stones used in the art of hardstone carving, and it has been recovered from a number of ancient sites while excavating.

In industries, Agates are used majorly for manufacturing ornaments such as brooches, pins, jewellery, marbles, and various other artistic stuff.

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Where is Botswana Agate found?

Botswana Agate is largely found in Botswana, Africa. Other than this, there are different types of Agates, which are found in Mexico, Italy, India, Germany, USA, Brazil, and China.

Healing Properties

The benefits of Botswana Agate are:

  • Physical Healing

Botswana Agate helps in treating the fundamental causes of various ailments. It aids a person suffering from depression, stress, and melancholy. Botswana Agate helps in getting rid of sexual dysfunction in both the sexes. It is believed that this stone is highly effective in skin cures, releasing the body toxins, stimulating immunity and nervous system, aiding assimilation of oxygen in the brain, and keeping up the health of the circulatory system.

Agate is beneficial when it comes to enhancing the mental abilities of a person b improving concentration, analytical abilities, perception, and insight Botswana Agate is said to a healing stone for hollow organs of the body such as uterus, stomach, etc., and curing itching due to insect bites.

The healing properties of Agate do not stop here. It is also beneficial in providing remedial cures to blood vessels and heart. It is believed that wearing Botswana agate in the neck, so that it is in a constant contact with your chest, strengthens the cardiac muscles thereby preventing acceptance of love, and healing emotional resentment. Moreover, Botswana Agate moderates the symptoms of epilepsy and act as a guard against people who have the habit of sleepwalking.

  • Emotional Healer

Botswana Agate is a comforting and soothing stone, useful in disabling the causes and symptoms of depression, and giving support to the grief-stricken person.It alleviates the thoughts and ideas that cause obsession and destructs the mental pattern. It assists and provide mental support to people who are unable to overcome their phobias and fears such as agoraphobia and panic attacks.

Botswana agate is also recommended by experts to make a person dream big, and looking towards the practical solutions rather than blaming the destiny and the situation. A gemstone of opportunity and optimism, Botswana Agate inspires creative manifestation, while still upholding rationality and thoughtfulness to even minute elements that fetches ventures and projects into actuality. Botswana Agate also makes a person steer clear of emotional suppression and lends the knowledge that sexuality is a function that is gifted by nature, and sensuality is the appreciation of the body that provides fullness to one’s life.

  • Heals Chakra and balances energy

Botswana Agate calms down the aura of the wearer by eradicating and altering negative energies. The cleansing effect of Botswana Agate is powerful in every aspect. With its energies of grey, red and brown, Agate stimulates the base chakra, or the root chakra, which is located at the bottom of the spinal cord controlling the energy for kinaesthetic feeling and movement.

The base chakra is the foundation of spiritual and physical energy in the body. It is very important to heal and balance the chakra because when it is out of balance in physical terms, it leads to inactivity, lethargy, low enthusiasm, and a constant need for motivation.

On the other hand, when the spiritual energies of the body are out of balance, the person feels erratic, detached from reality, aloof and unfriendly. Because of these reasons, it is significant to keep the base chakra in balance so that the physical body build up its strength and endurance, and the spiritual energy is renewed in the form of safety, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Wearing Botswana Agate leads to individuality and impulsive management.

  • Enriches Spirituality

Botswana Agate nurtures cognizance, awareness and links the wearer with the collective consciousness of his/her life. It emboldens meditation, which can help the wearer to lead to the spiritual evolution and inner strength.

  • Heals with its colors

Botswana Agate, with its soft pink color, projects the rays of willpower, grit, promise, and care. The soothing pink color of Botswana Agate calms the feeling of resentment and anger and enhances sensuality and love. The silver colored Botswana Agate takes the wearer on the path of inner conscience. One should use silver Agate for peaceful meditation, tranquility, and finding the meaning and purpose of life.

The brown and apricot colored layers that this amazing stone reflects connects the person with the earth, which is one of the five elements of the human body.

Botswana Agate Facts

Some facts about Botswana Agate

  • Botswana Agate is said to ward off spiders.
  • Agate is beneficial as a shelter charm while traveling, and is specifically most effective against road accidents.
  • People who want to quit smoking must wear Botswana Agate after consulting the experts.

Types of Agates

Other than Botswana Agate, there is an array of agates that are available in the market. Some of them are:

  • Laguna Lace Agate

It is the hybrid form of Laguna Agate and Crazy Lace Agate. It is the variety of Mexican Agate, which features the twists and turns in the banding. All of it roughly comes from our mines in Chihuahua, Mexico. Laguna Lace Agate is found in colors, like orange, white, blue, pink, cream, red, grey, black, yellow, and green.

  • Silver leaf Agate

It is the stone meant for maintain a balance between the chakras of the human beings.

  • Greek Agate

It is a pale white to tan colored Agate, which Greeks used to use an element to carve Botswana Agate jewelry.

  • Turritella agate

This variety of Agate is formed from silicified fossil Elimiatenera.

Metaphysical Properties

Botswana Agate is a variant of banded Chalcedony and belongs to the family of Quartz.  Botswana Agate is named after the country in Africa called Botswana, and it is mined in abundance over there. In Botswana, People call this stone as the “Sunset Stone” because it retains sunlight and pacifies people from lonely and dark nights. Traditionally, it was also used in the fertility ceremonies in Africa by encouraging potency and the outset of healthy and strong offspring.

Botswana Agate weighs in between 6-7 on the Moh’s scale of hardness, and it is formed in a Trigonal Crystal System. One can find this amazing stone in the colors, like red, orange, brown, and white.

Although Agates can be found in any rock formation, they are typically associated with certain volcanic and metamorphic rocks.

Botswana Agate at a Glance

Cleavage None
Other Names Stone of Change
Crystal Habit Cryptocrystalline silica
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.530–1.540
Diaphaneity Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 6.5 to 7
Sources Mexico, Italy, India, Germany, USA, Brazil, and China
Chemical formula SiO2 silicon dioxide
Lustre Waxy
Color White to grey, light blue, orange to red, black
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra
Birthstone June
Zodiac Gemini

Botswana Agate Color

One can see the shades of grey and pink with beautiful layer-like effect, either in the same color or in muted apricot and brown color.

Botswana Agate Colors

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Botswana agate comes in various tinctures. How may I know which one will be apt for me?
Reply on 31/10/14
Hi, Henry… as you have read in the content above, Botswana agate is an apt talisman for the one who have Gemini as his Zodiac. So, it doesn’t matter which shade you choose. The only thing about which you must be sure is that the wearer should have Gemini as his Zodiac.
Reply on 3/11/14
Thanks Jewelexi for this useful and apt information. Actually I was searching for this kind of information only which should be true and from starting till end means all the important facts. And guess what I got it. Thanks once again.
Reply on 12/11/14
Bob Marley
botswana agate comes in various hues...i was not aware of it....but now i am little confused which one should i it is my stone...means Gemini suitable...which one should i tune? suggest me please..
Reply on 11/4/15
Hi Bob, you may try any of its shades, the main area of concern was its suitability and here it is as per your go for it...take advantage of its powers and of luck..!!
Reply on 12/5/15
hey Bob, you may go for Botswana Agate, if you find it apt for you. But if you are getting confused in taking decision then you should seek an advise from an expert. Why don't you ask Miss Mittens. Jewelexi has launched a new section named, Ask Mittens. Here you may ask free questions. Their best experts will reply you with a suitable reply. Wish you luck!!
Reply on 10/6/15
Botswana Agate is an ideal crystal for very sensitive children or teenagers who are easily hurt by teasing or pressure, and can assist them in finding more like-minded friends. It also supports adults who join a dating agency or online services to find partners who are spiritually in tune and shares their dreams.
Reply on 6/7/15
Attilio Marzi
Botswana Agate is a waxy stone. it helps in
aiding skin problems. By using this stone i gradually felt a constant rise in my metabolism and immune system.

Thank you jewelexi for selling this stunning stone. would like to keep buying with you.

Reply on 11/8/15
Wow, this is breathtaking!
Reply on 18/7/19
Mackenzie Gopolang
In which part of Botswana (village, district) is Botswana agate found?
Reply on 29/7/19
I love this stone.. it looks so well polished with shine.
Reply on 18/9/19
I like the design you created with the gemstones. It's like different themes with every stone which makes it better automatically.
Reply on 7/11/19
I love the healing and the design of this stone. Very beautiful texture of stone.
Reply on 26/12/19

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