Amethyst Sage Agate (Sometimes Called Purple Sage) Is Named For Its Purple/Gray Color And Lovely Black Manganese Dendrites. It is found in the Bilk Mountain range near Denio, Nevada. It forms in pods in volcanic ash. The rough rock material is found in nodules from fist size up to several thousand pounds.
Dendrites Are Tree-Like Inclusions And Were Named After The Greek Word Meaning Tree-Like. This semiprecious stone material is a type of Dendritic Agate. Most Dendritic Agates are colourless, milky, or grey. Amethyst Sage is so named because it occasionally displays purples. The purple hue is called “grape jelly.” It's the appeal of this crystal. The translucent purple chalcedony that presents with flowering manganese dendrites is breathtaking. Colour variations include pale lilac and grey with dendritic patterns - perfect for cabochons.
Agate is a type of chalcedony, usually at least slightly translucent and banded or with inclusions. It forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colours and textures. Each agate forms by filling a cavity in the host rock.
Agate has a hardness of about 7 on the Moh's scale. The name is derived from its occurrence at the Achates River in southwestern Sicily.
Metaphysical Properties Of Amethyst Sage:
Dendritic Agate is said to assist one in overcoming the sources of guilt, resentment, envy, shame, blame, and other self-destructive emotions. It can help one become more loving towards themselves and others. Amethyst Sage Agate is said to help overcome addictions and self-destructive behaviours.
Healing properties and benefits:
- It would cure diseases due to imbalances. - Like the pattern it shows, it would cure anything related to the branching body like veins or the nervous system. - The dendritic agate would help avoid hair degeneration and stimulate the blood system. - It would slowly relieve pains. - The dendritic agate has a special link with the vegetal kingdom and would improve the relationship between man and nature. - It would help to realign the back spine. - It has the same properties as agates in general.