Agate, the zodiac stone for Taurus and Gemini, is a naturally multicolored, banded, translucent form of finely-grained microcrystalline quartz found mostly in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas. It is also a gem that is gifted on the 12th and 14th wedding anniversaries. Believed to help the wearer discern truth and accept circumstances, agate features beautiful color patterns. With unlimited distinctive styles, the fine and sharp banding patterns combined with strong natural coloring, agates tend to show their location of origin in their banding style and color. A symbol of confidence and security, agate, a stone of many layers is both grounding and balancing. Considered a stone of strength, agate is thought to enhance creativity and strengthen the intellect. Found across different locations throughout the world, agate has long been used for royal seals and special rings with symbolic carvings. Call or message the ladies of Alara to create your own custom piece of agate jewelry, or to learn more about our in-stock loose agates and agate jewelry that aren't currently showing on the website. If your travels bring you to beautiful downtown Bozeman, please visit our jewelry gallery to see these beauties for yourself.