One version of the origin of the name agate: From the Greek word "Agates" - a useful, happy.
The first written mention of agates dated III century. BC. e. In the description of the palace-ship, which was built on the orders of the ruler of the Sicilian city of Syracuse, said that "all the apartments have floor, the mosaic of colored stones, all depicting the myth of" The Iliad. "
"Close to the gardens ... there was peace, dedicated to Aphrodite, where the floor was laid agates and other semi-precious stones. "Palette of colors agate very rich color bands can be different tones and shades - black and white, pink and red, gray and blue. The most common blue-gray color palette.Agate can serve as a talisman for anyone, it will protect it from disease, energy vampires and evil forces. The man who wears this stone becomes more confident, calm and restrained, enabling them to withstand any kind of power influence.It is believed that agate promotes the accumulation of money and reduce reckless spending.Particularly wasteful ladies who find it difficult to refrain from buying unnecessary things, it is useful to carry with you agate. Agate - a stone of fidelity. The man who gave the agate, it evokes a feeling of favor in relation to the one who gave it.