I am your buddy for times of anxiety as I can calm you, protect you and remove your negative thoughts. I will sustain you during times of stress. Place me by your bedside to help you unravel your dreams or dispel nightmares. Gaze upon my tiny, sparkling spheres and allow all worry to dissolve into the light. My energy will fill your space with gentle, calming vibes.
Nickname: ‘Sweet Dreams’
Properties: Dream Realm | Mental Clarity | Spirituality | Intuition | Clearing
Chakras: Crown + Third Eye
Zodiacs: Cancer & Sagittarius
Origins: Mamuju area of the Western Sulawesi Coast, Indonesia.
Hardness MOHS: 7
Chemical Composition: Chalcedony coloured purple by clay mineral impurities.
Yes (up to 4 hours)
- Extended periods of direct sunlight may cause Grape Agate to fade.
- The colour change will not affect the energy your crystals omit, however, keep an eye on them.
- If you see some colour change that you prefer to avoid, place your stone in a place where there is indirect or dappled light.
Appearances & Origins
Grape Agate is relatively new to the gemstone industry as it was only introduced in 2016. It was found in the Mamuju area of the Western Sulawesi Coast in Indonesia and is only mined in a very small area. Thus, it is quite rare and hard to come by.
Even though it is called Grape Agate, it is not actually an agate, but a botryoidal purple chalcedony. Botryoidal refers to the tiny sphere shaped crystals that have naturally formed together, giving it’s ‘grape like’ appearance.
The crystals are formed in small voids left inside volcanic rock (called andesite pillow lava). Grape Agate can be white, purple or green depending on the deposit.
Chakras, Properties & Placement
Grape Agate is an excellent stone for relieving stress and anxiety. Sometimes our minds are filled with worries and we allow our imagination to take us to places where fearful thoughts can become so powerful that we are debilitated. Grape Agate can support healthy thinking as it clears the aura of unwanted energy and replaces it with peace and protection. With this comes a feeling of stability which, in turn, leads to emotional security. In this place, you can gain confidence in yourself and your intuition instead of allowing your thoughts to darken.
Grape Agate can help open your third eye so that you can gain insight into your dreams and deflect nightmares. It also resonates with the crown chakra so is a perfect companion for meditation.
Grape Agate is perfectly placed in a sacred or wellness space as it assists with intuition and mediation.
It is also a wonderful crystal to have by the bed to calm anxious minds and to support those who suffer nightmares.
It styles well with neutral or soft tones and adds a lift with its tiny sparkling spheres.