The Grape Agate gemstone is a relatively new find, 2017, from Indonesia. Although the common name is Grape Agate, these are really Botryoidal Purple Chalcedony. Botryoidal means that round tiny sphere-shaped crystals that have naturally formed together.
As the defining mineral for 7 on the Mohs scale, it is a rather hard mineral and is good for jewelry. The actual name ‘chalcedony’ originated from the latin word ‘Chalcedonius’, which is thought to be derived from ‘Chalcedon’, an ancient seaport of Asia Minor, now Kadikoy, Turkey.
Grape Agate is a tranquil and gentle stone. It promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. It’s warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It allows for deep and intense levels of meditation in a short period of time. Grape Agate is a crystal of dreams, intuition, and luxury. It is a healing crystal of the crown chakra.
Purple Chalcedony acts as a psychic stimulator and protector, as well as a caller of visions and dreams. Both Purple and Blue Chalcedony activate the third eye chakras, but Purple Chalcedony’s frequency accesses the deepest levels of the subconscious, bringing long-hidden blockages, memories, or patterns into consciousness. It is a powerful stone for journeying consciously through the dream state.